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A renowned figure in the world of Baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau performs regularly with such celebrated conductors as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Leonhardt, Sigiswald Kuijken, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, Fabio Biondi, Michel Corboz, Josep Pons and Louis Langrée.

Her operatic repertoire reaches from the Baroque to the twentieth century, including roles such as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Titania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. As a singer of both French and German recital repertoire, she has also performed with renowned accompanists including  Jos van Immerseel, Myung-Whun Chung, Georges Pludermacher, Alexandre Tharaud, Jérôme Hantaï and Corine Durous.

Ms Piau has an exclusive recording contract with the record company Naïve, and appears on NMC by their kind permission. Her disc of Mozart arias, accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester met with an extremely enthusiastic critical response and was awarded the  Prix Charles Cros. Her second album on the Naïve label, Debussy Mélodies, accompanied by Jos van Imserseel, was awarded the 'Prix Ravel' at the Orphée Awards in Paris. Handel's Arias Seria with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques was awarded Editor's Choice by Gramophone in January 2005 and won the Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize 2005.

She was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres award from the French Ministry of Culture.

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Sandrine
Artist Lastname: 
Piau
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