Lise Berthaud is a French violist, noted for her performances of chamber music. She played the violin before switching instruments at age 5, and pursued viola studies with Pierre-Henry Xuereb and Gérard Caussé at the Paris Conservatory. In 2000, she was named a prize winner in the European Young Instrumentalists Competition, and in 2005, she participated in the Geneva International Competition, where she won the coveted Hindemith Prize. She has worked with important contemporary composers, including Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtág, and Guillaume Connesson. In 2013, she was selected for the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme, with an invitation to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She was also invited by Leonard Slatkin to record Berlioz's Harold in Italy for Naxos. She recorded an album of Romantic music for viola and piano with Adam Laloum on the Aparté label.