Sandrine Cantoreggi, Violinist at heart, can not imagine life without music. It is through her violin that she focuses her emotions and thoughts. Her mode of communication, more than words, colors or movement, is the sound of the violin. The sound of the wind, the sea or the song of birds are all sources of inspiration that feed her interpretations. Sandrine is a complete artist who has always enjoyed dialogue with other artistic, musical, literary or plastic expressions.
Born in Bordeaux, Sandrine Cantoreggi started at the Conservatoire de Musique de Luxembourg and was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris at the age of 14. Trained in the respective classes of Pierre Amoyal, Régis Pasquier, Roman Nodel and Carlo Van Neste, she obtained, with the greatest honors, the diplomas of the 1st Violin Prize of the CNSMDParis, the Konzertexamen at the Musikhochschule of Mannheim-Heidelberg and the Graduate of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Belgium.
Disciple of violinists in the right line of Eugène Ysaye and Georges Enescu, Sandrine embodies the Franco-Belgian violin by the teaching she received while expanding her sonic and expressive palette by the interest she brings to the world Russian violin school.
Several meetings have been decisive in the musical development of Sandrine.
Yehudi Menuhin, who had noticed her during competitions, asked to meet her and he will support her in different projects. Sandrine played under his direction and keeps an unforgettable memory of this extraordinary musical encounter. Her taste developed for a highly expressive and authentic interpretation was confirmed by the master. A recording made in 1991 bears witness to their unfortunately too brief collaboration.
Sandrine is a soloist with orchestra, solo violin recital and chamber music. Among the musical personalities with whom she shared the stage are Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Georges Octors, Jan Stulen, Stephane Denève, Pierre Cao, Bruno Canino, Daniel Blumenthal, Dana Ciocarlie, Gustav Rivinius, Connie Shih.
Tours lead her to perform in the United States, England, Georgia and Japan and she performed on prestigious European stages such as the Salle Gaveau and the Orsay Museum (Paris), the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), the Rudolfinum (Prague), the Flagey Studio and the Monnaie (Brussels), and the Luxembourg Philharmonic.
The 2018/2019 musical season will be punctuated by the projects
– “On the wings of music” with pianist Connie Shih.
– a tour of Japan with pianist Bruno Canino.
– chamber and orchestral concerts in Georgia, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg with cellists Valérie Aimard and Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, violist Petra Vahle and musicians from KammerMusekVereinLuxembourg.
– the show “Tanz um die Zeit”, “Dance around time” will link the music for Solo Violin to the dance and choreography by Hannah Ma.
Many of her concerts have been recorded by various European radios.
Since 1994 various CD recordings testify to his musical impulse. Sandrine Cantoreggi has recorded chamber music and concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Locatelli, Onslow, Respighi, Lalo, Ravel, Enescu, Ropartz and Ysaye for the Turtle Records, Pavane, Ligia and Kalidisc labels.
In turn, she likes to pass on her knowledge to younger generations. She has taught at the Brussels Conservatoire and is a professor at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg. She is the founder and director of the Masterclass Journées Musicales Mondorf.
His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg awarded her the order of civil and military merit of Adolphe de Nassau and raised her to the rank of knight in the field of sciences and arts.