The Swiss violinist Sabine Stoffer performs as a baroque violinist throughout Europe. She is the violinist in the Ensemble Meridiana, a member of Rachel Podger’s Brecon Baroque and is leading seconds in Les Passions de l’Ame and La Nuova Musica. Her chamber music groups include the duo Libro I with the lutenist Alex McCartney, the Ensemble Otium with baroque cellist Pierre-Augustin Lay and the Ensemble Quadrifoglio. As a leader, she plays regularly with Cantus Firmus and Le phénix and she is invited as a guest leader by orchestras such as Le Concert de la Loge, Barokkanerne Oslo or the Portuguese Ludovice Ensemble.
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 and in 2018 she was named Honorary Associate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
She plays on a baroque violin by the French violin maker Patrick Robin.