Amandine Beyer

French violinist (Aix-en-Provence, 1974 - )

First playing in high-profile ensembles like Café Zimmermann or La Fenice, then soloist author of notable recordings, Amandine Beyer is a rising star in the violin world.

Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1974, Amandine Beyer started by playing the flute and violin at age 4. Furthering her training in her hometown’s conservatory with Aurélia Spadaro, she then entered Paris’s Conservatoire where she was awarded the violin class first prize in 1994. The following year, she was admitted to Basel Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Chiara Banchini's baroque violin class and graduated as a soloist in 1999.

It’s also with Chiara Banchini and her Ensemble 415 that Amandine Beyer began her professional career in 1998, as well as with the Capella Reial de Catalunya conducted by Jordi Savall. She then went on to perform with many other baroque ensembles: the Zimmermann Café, La Fenice, etc. and with other artists, such as harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï and pianist Edna Stern, with whom she recorded several times.

In 2006, Amandine Beyer founded her own ensemble, Gli Incogniti, with which she met great success in the recording of Bach and Vivaldi’s concertos. In 2010, succeeding to Chiara Banchini as baroque violin professor, she returned to the Schola Cantorum.

Five landmark dates in the life of Amandine Beyer:

1974: Birth in Aix-en-Provence, France
1994: Obtained violin class first prize of the Paris Conservatory
1999: Graduated as soloist at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel.
2006: Founded her ensemble Gli Incogniti
2010: Succeeded Chiara Banchini as baroque violin professor at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Five key works by Amandine Beyer:

Bach, Sonatas and partitas for solo violin Amandine Beyer
Zig-Zag Territoires, 2011

Corelli, 12 Concerti Grossi Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti Zig-Zag Territoires, 2013

Portrait (works by Vivaldi, Corelli...) Amandine Beyer, Assemblée des Honnestes Curieux, Gli Incogniti Ziz-Zag Territoires, 2013

Vivaldi, Concerti Amandine Beyer, Gli Concerti Zig-Zag Territoires, 2012

Vivaldi, The Four Seasons Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti
Zig-Zag Territoires, 2008