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Amandine Solano

Amandine Solano started playing the violin aged six at the Conservatoire de Perpignan. She joined the Christian Rouquié’s class, where she was introduced to early music.
Whilst studying modern violin technique, she also participated several times a year in baroque violin master classes with musicians such as Philippe Couvert, Patrick Bizmuth, Manfredo Kraemer, François Fernandez, Odile Edouard, Enrico Onofri and Florence Malgoire. It was then that her work began to expand into early music performance on period instruments.

In 2008, she joined the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Musique de Toulouse, where she studied in Florence Malgoire’s class and earned a Licence d’interpretation and a postgraduate diploma in musical performance on modern violin.
In 2011 she joined the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève and was awarded a Master’s in Baroque violin, with first class honours and a special commendation from the jury.

Amandine regularly plays in concerts under conductors such as Gabriel Garrido (Elyma), Jean-Marc Aymes (Concerto Suave), Reinhard Goebel (OFJB), Paul Agnew (OFJB), William Christie (Les Arts Florissants), Leonardo Garcia Alarcón (Capella Mediterranea). She also plays in various Baroque ensembles, along with Patrick Bismuth, Serge Saitta, Florence Malgoire, Hadrien Jourdan, Gilles Thomé, Maria Cristina Kiehr and many others.

In October 2004, Amandine won first prize at the Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli International Baroque violin competition in Vignanello (Italy). As a result, she was invited to perform in Copenhagen during the International Day of Early Music as well as to give a recital during a summer tour in Brazil.

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