Elise Filipowicz (also: Elizabeth) née Mayer, was a German composer. At the age of only eleven, she was given violin tuition by Louis Spohr, to whom she remained closely attached for the rest of her life, in Gotha. Now going by the name of Minelli, the surname of her first husband, she gave concerts in Germany and in Poland, where she settled after his death. She worked there for the family of Count Starzenski. Her second marriage was to a Lithuanian nobleman by the name of Filipowicz, by whom she had a daughter.