Sonig Tchakerian
Biography

Sonig is a violinist of Armenian origins. She was born in Aleppo where she began playing the violin with her father, passionate musician. Once in Italy, she studied with great Maestros, diverse among them: Guglielmo, Accardo, Gulli, Milstein.
Awarded at the Paganini Competition in Genova, the ARD in Munich and at the Gui in Firenze, her discography includes Bach Sonatas and Partitas (Decca), Beethoven Kreutzer Sonatas Op.23,24 and 47 inserted by Deutsche Grammophon in their Beethoven ,Collection. Paganini Capricci op.1 (Arts 2003), Barber Concerto and Bernestein Serenade (Amadeus 2006), Vivaldi ‘Seasons and Mid Seasons’ with P. Tonolo and Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto (Decca), Haydn Concertos (Arts 2001), Vieuxtemps Concerto n. 5 and Saint-Saëns Rondò Capriccioso (Audiophile Sound), Ravel integral for Violin and Piano with G.B. Rigon (AS disc 1991), Beethoven, Schumann and Schubert Trios (Arts) with the Trio Italiano. The latest discographic adventure Mozart Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with cadence written by Giovanni Sollima and with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.
Sonig, as artistic director of the festival Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza since 2019, creates intense and courageous experiences amid “classical” music, dance, electronic music, jazz, poetry, prose, sacred texts.
Composers as Ambrosini, Boccadoro, Campogrande, Dall’Ongaro, Mosca, Perocco, Sollima have composed for her. Luis Bacalov has recently dedicated her a version for Violin and Strings of Piazzolla’s Seasons. Sollima also wrote her cadences of Mozart Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.

Sonig lives an unquiet seeking desire for more, exploring new situations between jazz encounters, Bach performances compared with the sacred pages of Anselmo d’Aosta or a dialogue with Dante, concerts and journeys to rediscover her Armenian origins. Roots and future, two realities for her not to be betrayed.
Violin lecturer at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Master Courses in Rome, she has always dedicated herself with passion and care to violin teaching.

She plays a magnificent G. Gagliano (Naples, 1760).

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