Amandine Beyer

Amandine Beyer

Amandine Beyer

It was in Aix-en-Provence that Amandine Beyer began studying music at the age of four: recorder, then violin in Aurélia Spadaro’s class. At the age of fifteen, she was admitted in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she was awarded with a Premier prix in 1994. In the same time, she wrote a master dissertation on K.Stockhausen, and obtained in 1996 an agrégation in musicology.

She moved to Basel for advanced study with Chiara Banchini, at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she had the fantastic oportunity taking classes with other teachers of the school, such as Christophe Coin, Jesper Christensen, Jean Goverts, Nicolau de Figuereido, Raphaël Oleg et Hopkinson Smith.

In paralell with this studies of the renaissance and baroque styles, and the history of their interpretation, she took up the fiddle in one of the most famous medieval ensemble, Mala Punica (directed by Pedro Memelsdorff), with whom she recorded Cds for Erato and Harmonia Mundi.

She beginns then an international career, as a soloist with severals orchestras (ensemble 415, le Concert Français, l’Accademia Montis Regalis), together with musicians like Giuliano Carmignola, Chiara Banchini, Pierre Hantaï, and as the concertino of Al Ayre Español (Eduardo Lopez Banzo), ), La Fenice (Jean Tubéry), le Concert Français (P. Hantaï)…, and as a result appears in festivals and concert halls like the Cloister (NewYork), the Théatre du Châtelet, maison de la Radio and Théatre de la Ville (Paris), the Gewandthaus (Leipzig), the Festival d’Ambronay, Il Teatro Regio (Torino), the Konzerthaus (Wien), the Auditorio Nacional and Teatro Real (Madrid), the Palau de la Musica (Valencia), the Coliseu (Porto), the “Folle Journée” of Nantes and Bilbao…

Her musical activity is awarded with differents prizes: in 1998, with her group L’Assemblée des Honnestes Curieux, she won first prize and the special jury prize at the Rovereto Competition in Italy. In 2000, she received a scholarship from the Juventus Foundation, which brings together the most promising young European soloists, appearing there with her two regular pianists: Laurence Beyer and Edna Stern. In february 2001, she also won first prize in the Antonio Vivaldi Baroque Violin Competition in Turin.

Next to her concert career, she has also shown an interest in teaching: she supervises every year orchestral courses at the Accademia Montis Regalis in Italy, and since 2004, has taught a course at Barbaste, in France, and another in the Early Music Department at ESMAE, the music faculty of Porto in Portugal Amandine Beyer has recorded for Zig-Zag-Territoires, Erato, Harmonia Mundi France, Alpha and Opus 111, as well for numerous radio and télévisions: France Musique, France Culture, Radio Classique, WDR, ORF, Arte, Mezzo, France 3, RAI…

Some of this releases have winned several recognitions from french and international press (Diapason d’or of the year and Choc du Monde de la Musique for his recording devoted to Jean-Ferry Rebel, by Zig-Zag-Territoires).

In 2007 she has recorded for Zig-Zag-Territoires the complete violin concertos by Bach, with her new ensemble,“Gli Incogniti”, that have been awarded some excellents critics : Choc du Monde de la Musique, 10 de Répertoire, CD der Monat Tocatta…).

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