Sandrine Piau

Sandrine Piau (born 5 June 1965) is a French soprano. She is particularly renowned in Baroque repertoire although also excels in Romantic and Modernist lieder and mélodies. She has the versatility to perform works from Vivaldi, Handel, Rameau to Schumann, Debussy, and Poulenc. She has made numerous studio recordings, primarily with Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, and Alpha since 2018.

Sandrine Piau
Born (1965-06-05) 5 June 1965
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
GenresBaroque, Romantic, Modernist, Opera, Mélodies, Lieder
Occupation(s)Opera singer, recitalist, soloist
LabelsHarmonia Mundi, Naïve, Virgin, Erato, Alpha


Born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, she initially studied harp and turned to singing at the Conservatoire de Paris. After the encounter with William Christie, she commenced her exposure to Baroque music and their collaboration notably at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. She proceeded further vocal studies with Rachel Yakar and René Jacobs.

She collaborated with many of the leading European conductors of the Baroque revival, including Marc Minkowski, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Alan Curtis, Christophe Rousset, René Jacobs, and Fabio Biondi. She took part in the project of Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

She was named a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 by the French government.[1] She won the prize of "Lyrical singer of the year" (Artiste lyrique de l'année) in the Victoires de la musique classique in 2009.[2]


Full operas

Sacred works

Solo recitals

Joint collaborations


Note: filming year is indicated in this section

Primary source: "Discography section of official website".


  1. "Nomination ou promotion dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres janvier 2006" (Press release) (in French). Ministère de la Culture. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. "PALMARÈS 2009" [2009 Winners]. (in French). Retrieved 22 February 2019.
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