classic session

Feb. 23 to Mar. 2





CRR de Grenoble

After receiving the highest laurels from the Conservatory of Music in Grenoble (France) where she studied piano with Christian Bernard, Sandra Chamoux attended the National Conservatory of Music in Geneva where she won First Prize in the Virtuoso Class of Harry Datyner.

She participated in several Master Classes with teachers from the French and Russian schools: Catherine Collard, Michel Beroff, Vlado Perlemuter, Michael Voskressensky and Yevgeni Malinin and is a graduate of the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy.

Sandra Chamoux also dedicated herself to a teaching career and obtained the title of Professeur de Conservatoire in piano. In this context she participated in the development of a piano teaching method (Pianoland) and recorded five CDs published by Lemoine. She currently teaches piano at the Conservatoire de Musique in Grenoble and is invited each summer to give Master Classes at the International Academy of Nancy.

She combines her pedagogic interests with a concert career as recitalist and chamber musician in France and various other European countries as well as the United States.

She is co-founder of the Trio Athena with Philippe Tournier, violonist and concertmaster of the Savoy Countries Orchestra and Frédéric Bouaniche, cellist and conductor. The trio (with Miguel Rocha as cellist) has recorded a CD of chamber music from Debussy and Beethoven.

Two works were written specifically for the Trio Athena who gave their world premiere performances: "Requiem" by Jean-Claude Wolff and "Libertrio" by Claire Vazart. 

Sandra Chamoux also created the "sonata ostinato" dedicated to her by Claire Vazart.

In 2012, she co-founded the Liberquartet, specialising in the work of Astor Piazzolla, with Jean-Luc Manca, accordionist, Jean-Michel Danet, violonist and Olivier Destephany, bassist, with whom the quartet specializes.

More recently, she formed the Duo Wassily with violinist Sabine Debruyne. Sandra Chamoux regularly plays with cellist Hélène Dautry  with whom she is currently recording the complete works of Brahms and Schumann for piano and cello (Lyrinx). 

She is also member of Grenoble Museum’s “Music at the Museum” artistic management committee.