Sophie de Bardonnèche
Sophie de Bardonnèche is a passionate Baroque violinist. Following her decisive encounter with Amandine Beyer, she pursued her master’s degree at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. Her high standards, sensitivity and enthusiasm have led her to give concerts as a soloist, chamber musician and member of some of the greatest Baroque ensembles. Sophie plays on a Frères Amati violin, made in Cremona in 1596, on loan from the Jumpstart Junior Foundation (Sparey Collection).
Sophie is a founding member of the ensemble Le Consort, with whom she won First Prize and Audience Prize at the Concours International de MusiqueAncienne du Val de Loire in 2007. The ensemble’s recordings have been unanimously acclaimed by the French and international press, and their latest disc Opus 1, released in 2019, was awarded a Diapason d’or de l’année. The Consort is in residence at the Banque de France, the Fondation Royaumont and the Fondation Singer-Polignac.
Winner of the Arts Flo Juniors program in 2017, Sophie has since joined Les Arts Florissants, an ensemble directed by William Christie. In chamber music and orchestra, she takes part in tours that take her all over the world to prestigious venues such as the Tokyo Opera, the Philharmonie de Paris, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the Opéra Garnier and the Barbican Center in London. Sophie is also invited to give concerts and record with numerous baroque ensembles, including Jupiter, Les Ombres, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Poème Harmonique and Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.
Sophie plays a 1596 Antonius & Hieronymus Amati violin graciously lent by the Jumpstart Junior Foundation, Sparey Collection.