Amandine Beyer
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Violinist Amandine Beyer has a variety of musical interests but is best known as a specialist in the Baroque violin, with a repertory stretching from the early Baroque to the Classical period. She has collaborated with numerous top historical performance groups, founded the chamber orchestra Gli Incogniti, and is a co-founder of the Kitgut Quartet. Beyer was born in 1974 in Aix-en-Provence, France. She began taking lessons at age four on both the violin and recorder. In 1990, she entered the Paris Conservatory as a violin student, studying with Sylvie Gazeau, graduating in 1994 with a first prize in violin. Her move toward the Baroque violin came when she was admitted to the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, studying with Baroque performance pioneer Chiara Banchini. She also enrolled in the school's musicology program, writing a ... Read Full Biography

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