Artist in residence
Amandine Beyer started playing the recorder at the age of four, but later switched to the violin. She was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris when she was fifteen and graduated in 1994. She then specialised at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Chiara Banchini, where she also attended classes by Christophe Coin, Jesper Christensen, Hopkinson Smith and others. Amandine Beyer has been recognised for several years as a leading performer of baroque violin repertoire. Her 2012 recording of J.S. Bach’s sonatas and partitas was awarded several international prizes, including the Diapason d’Or for that year. She is currently touring worldwide with music by J.S. Bach in Rosas’ dance production The Six Brandenburg Concertos with the choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
Amandine Beyer performs internationally in chamber music ensembles with the harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï, pianoforte player Kristian Bezuidenhout or pianist Laurence Beyer, or with the ensembles Les Cornets Noirs and Gli lncogniti. Amandine has taught the baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland since 2010. She also gives master classes around the world and is linked to the ESMAE in Porto, Portugal.
“... [her performances] take you away from the marked paths, tickle your imagination, cling to your dreams and create a joyful feeling of happiness.”
Gérard Pangon, Musikzen (2015)