Chiche, Marina, Violin
The young violinist knows how to captivate and excite an audience: Marina Chiche plays as spiritedly as she plays passionately; the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper calls her a “world-class violinist.”
The French native born in 1981 studied among others with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Ferenc Rados, György Kurtág, Boris Kushnir, and Ana Chumachenco. Since receiving the “Victoires de la Musique Classique” award in 2003, she could be heard multiple times on TV and on the radio, for example in the “New Talent” competition of the European Broadcasting Union.
Marina Chiche has given concerts in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet, Radio France et Cité de la Musique (Paris), at Gasteig (Munich), Athénée (Bucharest), Radio hongroise (Budapest),Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), the National Concert Hall (Beijing), the Philharmonics of Odessa, Ekaterinburg and Pärnu, and in the Auditorium in Zaragoza.
She is a regular at renowned festivals and at Printemps des arts in Monaco, festivals in Gubbio and Montepulciano (Italy), Sarasota (USA), Verbie (Switzerland), Istanbul (Turkey), the Louisiana Museum (Denmark), the Great Wall Festival (China), the Festival am Mirabellschloss Salzburg (Austria), the Festival Viva Musica Bratislava (Slovakia), and La Folle Journée au Japon (Japan).As a soloist, Marina Chiche has given concerts in France (Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre national de 4 Lille, Orchestre national de Lorraine, Orchestre philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre de Montpellier…) and abroad (Sinfonia Varsovia, Ural Philharmonic, Pärnu Symphony Orchestra, Ukraina SymphonicOrchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmoniker, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Cappella Istropolitana Bratislava, Beijing National broadcasting orchestra, Kanazawa Ensemble).
In chamber music, she has played with artists of different generations, among them Joseph Silverstein, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jonathan Gilad, Gustav Rivinius, Anssi Karttunen, Abdel Rahman El Bachs, and Boris Berezovsky.
The CD she published together with pianist Vahan Mardirossian with Brahms sonatas was recommended by Répertoire-Classica, in the Piano Magazine or on the German TV channel RTL. She moreover recorded a chamber music CD with works by Eric Tanguy and a solo album with works by Bach,Ysaye, Prokofiev, and Beffa.Since October 2013, Marina Chiche has been a professor for violin at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen academy.
She plays a G. Gagliano violin from 1762.