Elise Jacoberger was born in 1982 in Guebwiller. She studied bassoon at the Basle Conservatory and with Pascal Gallois at the University of Arts in Zurich, where she became specialised in the interpretation of contemporary music. Elise performs regularly in various orchestral and chamber music formations in France, Germany and Switzerland including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble musikFabrik, Basel Sinfonietta and ensemble proton bern.
She has performed at many festivals including MaerzMusik, Ultraschall, Venice Biennale, Darmstadt Summer and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Elise has premiered many works for bassoon; this list includes compositions by Harrison Birtwistle, Arthur Kampela, Olga Neuwirth and Marc Sabat.