Instrumentalists & Ensembles

Sandy Cameron

— Violin

"Central to this suite was a demonic, Paganini-inspired violin solo, played with steamy virtuosity by Sandy Cameron. This episode, a shameless showstopper…"
New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, From Lincoln Center Festival Opening Night

"Inspired by the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, [Danny] Elfman’s concerto is dramatic, lyrical, highly rhythmic, percussive (especially given its unusual cadenza-like back and forth between the violin and percussion), thoughtful and playful. The score is high adrenaline business, taking us on a musical roller coaster ride from the heights to the sudden-drop depth of emotions… The physical and emotional energy she [violin soloist Sandy Cameron] put into the work was downright compelling, exciting and extraordinary…The reception given her [Ms. Cameron] — and JoAnn Falletta and orchestra which were exemplary — was wild and crazy and prolonged, of the sort found at sports events. No question about electricity in the air."
The Virginia Gazette

"Sandy is a force of nature and Danny's concerto is tremendous. Thanks so much for bringing this piece to me – I love it and loved working with her – she is really a star."
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor

"And lest we forget, the solo performance by Black Swan-chic violinist Sandy Cameron just makes the whole show worth it, whether you're into dark humor and claymation or not. Hell yeah we gave this girl a standing ovation."
Guest of a Guest, Stephanie Maida, From Lincoln Center Festival Opening Night

"Acrobatic, athletic, and commanding, Cameron’s powerful violin playing approached the realm of performance art."
DC Metro Theater Arts, Diane Jackson Schnoor


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, Ms. Cameron has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Korea. 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. She has toured . . .

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