Sanne Hunfeld studied violin with Lex Korff de Gidts at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree with honours in 2004. She continued her studies with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she completed a Master's degree in performance, again with honours, in 2005. She concluded her studies with Peter Brunt at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Sanne Hunfeld has also participated in masterclasses with Herman Krebbers and Maxim Vengerov and was a member of the RCO Academy.
In March 2011, she joined the second violin section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Sanne Hunfeld is a member of the Trio Suleika and has a duo with pianist Maarten den Hengst.
Hunfeld plays a Rugeri violin built in 1668, specially on loan to her from the Oskar Back Scholarship Fund.