Laetitia Pannetier is a French-Indonesian violinist based in Glasgow. She is a firm believer in Music being a universal language. Growing up, she travelled and lived with her family in many countries such as Malaysia, China, Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria, thanks to her parents’ work. Music was the only stable language the family really knew. Her mother is a music teacher, pianist and composer; her sister, a harpist currently studying in Texas. She enjoys learning from different cultures and considers herself a ‘Citizen of the World’ and ‘Adult Third Culture Kid’ having lived in her home countries, Indonesia and France, each for only up to 2 years. ‘Where is her hometown?’, you may ask – Where her loved ones and music are.
Thanks to travelling, she attended various summer music programs, such as New York Summer Music Festival, Ingenium Academy, Gospel Philharmonic Experience, and Music Academy International. There, along with the skills she gained from private teachers and community orchestra participation during the academic years, she acquired diverse cultural, musical techniques and styles from fellow musicians and teachers.
Laetitia completed her Bachelor of Music in July 2020 and Masters of Music in Violin Performance in July 2022 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, studying violin under William Chandler, and viola under Duncan Ferguson as a Related Study.
Laetitia is an active freelancer and teacher in the Glasgow area and online. She first joined Nevis Ensemble in October 2018, and has since joined almost all of their tours as well as became a Player Trustee within the organisation. She is also an Instrumental Ambassador for the Benedetti Foundation. Laetitia enjoys collaborating and connecting with other musicians from all over. She and her sister often play together as Pannetier Sisters, showcasing music from the world. Laetitia is a regular string player and back-up singer for the band Lionadh, and has collaborated and recorded with various Glasgow-based artists.