Sandrine Piau (b. 5 June 1965 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) is an opera soprano. Trained as a harpist, she studied voice at the Collège Lamartine and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique du Paris.
She is best known for her roles in Baroque opera, having worked with William Christie at the Festival international d'Art Lyrique at Aix-en-Provence. She has since 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 de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 by the French government.
Recordings Les Indes galantes by Rameau conducted by William Christie (1992) Harmonia MundiCastor & Pollux by Rameau conducted by William Christie (1993) Harmonia MundiMessiah by Handel, conducted by William Christie (1994) Harmonia MundiLes Fêtes de Paphos by Mondonville conducted by Christophe Rousset (1997) PolygramKing Arthur by Purcell conducted by William Christie (1995) EratoRodrigo by Handel, conducted by Alan Curtis (1999) EMIMotets by Couperin conducted by Christophe Rousset (1999) EMISerse by Handel, conducted by William Christie (2004) Virgin ClassicsAci, Galatea e Polifemo by Handel, conducted by Emmanuelle Haim (2004) Virgin ClassicsJ. S. Bach: Cantatas, Vol. 15-22 by Bach, conducted by Ton Koopman (2005) Challenge ClassicsIn Furore, Laudate Pueri, Concerti Sacri by Antonio Vivaldi, conducted by Ottavio Dantone (2006) NaïveLes Illuminations by Britten, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair (2009) NMC
Recitals:Mozart: Opera Arias by Mozart, conducted by Gottfried von der Goltz (2002) AstréeSandrine Piau - Handel Opera Seria by Handel, conducted by Christophe Rousset (2005) NaïveVivaldi Edition: Arie d'Opera by Vivaldi, conducted by Federico Sardelli (2005) Naïve"Évocation" Songs by Chausson, Strauss, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Koechlin, with Susan Manoff, piano (2007) Naïve"Le Triomphe de L'amour", conducted by Jérôme Correas (2012) Naïve
Other:Mitridate by Mozart, conducted by Christophe Rousset (1999) DeccaMélodies by Debussy (2003) NaïveLa Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein by Offenbach, conducted by Marc Minkowski (2005) Virgin ClassicsThe Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn, conducted by Laurence Equilbey (2006) Naïve