Amandine Beyer won several international prizes (Premio Rovereto, 1998; Fondation Juventus, 2000; Premio Antonio Vivaldi for Baroque violin, Turin 2001, etc.), and has made many solo recordings. A large number of these have won awards, notably her interpretations of works for violin by Rebel and Bach (both releases received a Diapason d’Or and a Choc de Classica, among other distinctions).
Her solo career has already taken her to Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. She has also appeared with such ensembles asCollegium Vocale Gent, Les Siècles, Ensemble 415, Le Concert Français, and the Ensemble Jacques Moderne. In 2006 she founded the ensembleGli incogniti which takes its name from the Accademia degli Incogniti, a musical society active in Venice in the 1630s.
Among her chamber music partners are Pierre Hantaï, Anna Fontana, and Kristian Bezuidenhout. In 2013 the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and the dancer Boris Charmatz invited her to participate in the dance piece Partita 2, which enjoyed an extensive international tour.
A skilled and enthusiastic teacher, Amandine Beyer gives masterclasses all over the world. She holds a professorship at the ESMAE in Porto, and in 2011 she succeeded Chiara Banchini as director of the violin class at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Amandine Beyer began the violin with Aurelia Spadaro in Aix-en-Provence, then continued her studies at the CNSM de Paris and the Schola Cantorum in Basel, in the class of Chiara Banchini. She also benefited from the teaching of such artists as Christophe Coin and Hopkinson Smith.
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