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 with Les Passions de l’Ame. Her duo Libro I with the lutenist Alex McCartney has received high praise for their first CD Fantasia Incantata, including in an article in The New Yorker. As Ensemble Otium together with baroque cellist Pierre-Augustin Lay she invites much valued colleagues for chamber music projects. She plays as a leader with Cantus Firmus and Le phénix and she works regularly together with Le Concert de la Loge, who also invite her as a guest leader. Whether it is in small formations or bigger orchestras, Sabine always cherishes the aspect of chamber music making.
Sabine works as a teacher for Baroque Violin at the Musikschule Konsi Bern. She regularly holds orchestral courses and advanced training with a main focus on rhetoric. She is the organiser of the chamber music festival Kapellenkonzerte in Arni/Biglen (CH) since 2007.
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.