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

"Soloist Sandy Cameron gives bountifully expressive voice to the violin’s tempestuous lines, from the rampant, skittering beauty of the second movement cadenza to the waves of artificial harmonics that melt into a sweeping melody, in the third movement Fantasma, and the alternately playful and raging final Giacoso Lacrimae."
the Strad

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

"... [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 [Cameron] 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

Violinist Sandy Cameron really deserves an essay in her own right. She dances literally and sonically while she plays, expressing pulse and movement with ease, grace and muscularity. Her visual performance is not an exaggerated version of the movements we find with many performers but rather an integral part of this musical composition. Cameron is a dance/movement artist-cum-virtuoso violinist, and her onstage presence begs the question of the relative importance of ‘seen’ versus ‘heard’.
Seen and Heard International


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 throughout the world. Here are some personal highlights of Sandy’s work:

Places: The White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, when the sun would barely set, was one of the first of a number of unique performance experiences Ms. Cameron has had. Another standout was her . . .

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