Sandy Cameron, Violinist
Declared “brilliant,” by the Washington Post, violinist Sandy Cameron is one of the most strikingly unique artists of her generation. Since her debut at the age of 12 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Sandy has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. At 15, Sandy was a featured guest at the famed White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Since then, she has appeared in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Australia, and has made other solo appearances with orchestras such as the Kirov Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, and with the National Symphony Orchestra.
From 2011-2013, Sandy performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Los Angeles based show, Iris. She is a featured soloist in the Emmy award-winning production Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concerts, The Nightmare Before Christmas Live at The Hollywood Bowl, and The Little Mermaid Live at The Hollywood Bowl. She has been touring with jazz trumpeter and composer Chris Botti, performing jazz standards and classical repertoire. Sandy has also performed as a soloist in Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Trilogy, and most recently gave the world premiere of Austin Wintory’s Assassin Dances, which features music from his score for the video game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
A graduate of Harvard University (2009) and the New England Conservatory (2010), Ms. Cameron has earned numerous awards and honors, including the title of Presidential Scholar. A firm believer in giving back to the community, Sandy created her own Music Benefit Fund in 2004, which provided funding for musical education and activity in the schools and community of Poolesville, MD, and continues to participate in a number of charity events.
Sandy Cameron plays an outstanding violin crafted by Pietro Guarnerius of Venice, c. 1735. The instrument is on extended loan to her through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society ® of Chicago.