Sandrine Chatron

Professor of Harp - Chamber Music with Harp - Orchestral Excerpts in Section or Tutti (Harp)

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Sandrine Chatron is a curious, pioneering, and versatile harpist. She has held the position of principal harp with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest since 2009 and has been teaching orchestral practice at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam since 2012. An enthusiastic educator, she conducts audition training, participates in workshops, masterclasses, and serves on competition juries.

A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris in 1994 in both harp and chamber music, Sandrine Chatron has won several competitions (Arles, Charpentier), the Fondation Banque Populaire (2000), and the Fondation Tissier Grandpierre (2019). She studied with Gérard Devos, Marie-Claire Jamet, Frédérique Cambreling, and Germaine Lorenzini.

She passionately champions a wide repertoire, from single-action harp to contemporary creations. She is a member of Trio Polycordes, with which she has premiered numerous works and interdisciplinary shows. She was a member of Ensemble Calliopée for twenty years. Invited to numerous festivals, she has a special fondness for chamber music collaborations with artists such as the Elias Quartet, Amaury Coeytaux, Juliette Hurel, and Ophélie Gaillard.

As a soloist, she has performed at the Présences festival, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Musée d’Orsay, Radio France, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, with ensembles such as the Nederlands Kamerorkest, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy, and Ensemble Fa.

She has premiered many works by composers such as Pierre Boulez, Krystof Maratka, Philippe Schoeller, Susumu Yoshida, Ricardo Nillni, Frédérick Martin, Luis Naón, Alexandros Markeas, Robin De Raaf, and Fabien Cali.

Committed to promoting an unknown or little-known repertoire, she has released several critically acclaimed solo albums with Naïve-Ambroisie and Aparté: "André Caplet et ses contemporains" (2005), "Le Salon de musique de Marie-Antoinette" (2009), and "A British Promenade" (2017), along with an extensive chamber music discography with Trio Polycordes (2017-2018-2022) and in orchestral recordings.

She collaborates with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Klangforum-Wien, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Berliner Philharmoniker, and Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and has played under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Ricardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Daniele Gatti, Lorenzo Viotti, and Marc Albrecht.

She also performs on historical harp with orchestras like Le Concert de la Loge, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, and Le Concert Spirituel.

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