Vita

The Swiss violinist Sabine Stoffer performs as a baroque violinist throughout Europe. She plays with different ensembles in the UK and abroad (Les Passions de l’Ame, Brecon Baroque, Le Concert d’Astrée, Freitagsakademie u.a.) and is a member of the Ensemble Meridiana. Her further chamber music groups include the duo Libro I with the lutenist Alex McCartney, the Ensemble Otium and The Poker Club Band. Furthermore, she plays as a leader with La Nuova Musica, Cantus Firmus and Le phénix.

Her career has taken her to many festivals, such as the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music London, the Händel Festspiele Göttingen, the York Early Music Festival, the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht or the Davos Festival ‚young artists in concert’. She has played with conductors such as René Jacobs, Masaaki Suzuki, Richard Egarr, Emmanuelle Haïm, Andrea Marcon and Jos van Immerseel.

Sabine also works as a teacher for Baroque Violin at the Musikschule Konsi Bern and organises her own festival Kapellenkonzerte in Arni since 2007 as well as a series of concerts in Rüttihubelbad since 2018.

Sabine is the winner of the Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung 2008, the Marianne und Curt Dienemann – Stiftung 2008, the Steinitz Bach Prize 2009 and the ‚Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik’ 2010/11 of the Händel – Gesellschaft Göttingen (with Meridiana). In 2011 she received the ‚Coup de Coeur’ award for the promotion of young musicians from her hometown canton of Berne.

She plays on a baroque violin by the French violin maker Patrick Robin.