Violin and piano in an emotional dialogue from Mozart to Chopin and Saint-Saëns
Sandrine Cantoreggi, Violinist at heart, cannot imagine life without music. It is through her violin that she focuses her emotions and thoughts. Her mode of communication is the sound of the violin.
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. Yehudi Menuhin, who had noticed her during competitions, supported her in different projects. A recording made in 1991 bears witness to their unfortunately too brief collaboration.
Among the musical personalities with whom she shared the stage are Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Georges Octors, just to name a few. 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.
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. 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 on which she will perform the concert for dcc- Dubai Concert Committee.
– Kreisler (1875-1962) / Pugnani (1731-1798):Preludio & Allegro
– Mozart (1756-1791):Sonata in B-Dur KV 454
– Bartok (1881-1945):Romanian folk dances
— Interval —
– Debussy (1862-1918):Sonata for violin and piano
– Chopin (1810-1849):Ballade g-moll
– Saint-Saëns (1835-1921):Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
This exceptional concert will take place in the magical ‘Royal Ballroom’ of the One & Only Royal Mirage.
The magical Royal Ballroom with its great acoustics provides the frame to the concerts and creates a bespoke atmosphere for music connoisseurs to enjoy world performers in an elegant setting ideal to socialize before, at the interval and after the event. Special food packages can be booked and are prepared of the marvelous Chefs of the One and Only Royal Mirage
Our aim is to contribute to the cultural dialog and to enlarge the diversity of Dubai’s cultural program. We are a team of music enthusiasts chaired by opera stage director Brigitta Dagostin, who are driven by our passion for music and our commitment to high quality classical concerts in Dubai. We have been bringing international professional performers to Dubai since 1996. The Committee was founded by Sir Maurice Flanagan the founder of Emirates Airlines and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and diplomats from England and the Netherlands. Dcc was the first organization organizing classic concerts in the UAE! In January 2014 we have created a new classical music series called “World Classical Music Series” and moved the concerts to the Royal Ballroom of the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel where the series have been performed ever since. We have organized over 200 concerts for approximately 100000 lovers of classical music in Dubai. The Dubai Concert Committee was awarded as Supporters of the Arts during the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award ceremony.