Live Concerts - excerpts
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.
The Banque Internationale à Luxembourg is proud to support Sandrine Cantoreggi by providing a violin created around 1754 by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini. As a historic patron of Sandrine Cantoreggi, the Fondation Indépendance is pleased to contribute to the realization of her projects.
May 23, 2018, Hakuju Hall Reviewd by Mariko Okayama
The concert was like a refined conversation between an old gentleman who has tasted the sweets and bitters of life and a mature woman who has a remnant of a girl at the cafe terrace at Montmartre at dusk. They were wonderful and nice. I enjoyed their songs and gave them applause.
Canino is a pianist familiar with the Kusatsu music festival. He was born in Naples in 1936. He is one of the regular members of Kusatsu music festival in which there are many musicians selected by the people of good judgement. He is a good player who plays well from classical to modern music. Cantoreggi is born in Bordeaux in 1969. It was the first time for me to listen to her music, but when I listened to them, I felt her music might has a taste like a taste of wine, rich and mellow (I'm not familiar with wine).
Debussy's "Sonata" first movement, it was like the sample of the impressionist's touch. It was colorful and rich, subtle delicateness of gradation. When she played the melody, she played "portamento" (which is her feature) sometimes. The sound seems like the movement of the Debussy's pen. Playing with piano, the sound described the outline of this music. Second movement, she played sharp rhythm, pizzicato well (other players can't play it well). In addition, she also showed me the bold play, a little avant-garde. Final movement, both of 2 musicians played sharply. I felt the interpretation of the musicians from impressionism to modernism through Sonata. That's great.
In 6 songs following Debussy's Sonata, I was attracted to 2 musicians in " Minstrel". Like a stylish Cakewalk, I enjoyed it. Cantoreggi played well at the husky voice of "La plus que lente". I can't find another musician like her who plays the violin expressively.
I admired the music of Ravel's "Sonata". The sound changed. She harmonized with the clear sound of piano. Cantoreggi played skillfully with the sound of Canino who is good at modern music. Second movement, blues, she played along the low tone of piano. I felt the breathing of blues (like a slow-motion of Monroe walking) in this song. I thought it was like the conversation (which I wrote at the first sentence of this critics) with the cocktail. The highlight of the final one is passionate temperament. Wonderful.
The performance of "Tzigane" exceeded more. The solo part of Cantoreggi was excellent, like a very good performance of the digest of "Carmen". That means, the audience are enchanted with the sound, like a sordid atmosphere, mysterious aroma and wildness of Roma culture (the portamento of this song was amazing). Moreover, Cannino made an interjection with perfect shift and delay sound. It was the great performance of the old gentleman. It seems like the love game between man and woman. I felt jealousy for their performance.
All the performance is attractive and varied, in addition elegance and refinement. I enjoyed the music which adult can enjoy. Thank you.
2018年5月23日 Hakuju Hall
Reviewed by 丘山万里子（Mariko Okayama）
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