Festival performances

Marina Chiche, Violin

Born in Marseille in 1981, Marina has studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris where she obtained four first prizes: violin, chamber music, analysis and aesthetics. Following a period in Vienna in Boris Kushnir’s class and just as she was starting her career as a soloist, Marina’s encounter with Ana Chumachenco proved decisive. She decided to study with her at the Hochschule in Munich, where she obtained a Meisterklassediplom. She also studied with Joseph Silverstein, Ida Haendel, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág at major academies such as Verbier and Sienna.

Always receptive to and in search of new and diversified experiences and projects Marina Chiche’s eclectic passions have led her to combine her commitment as a performer with teaching and her research in aesthetics. She has been a one-year guest teacher at Taipei National University of the Arts. Since her return to Europe besides receiving regular coachings from the hungarian pianist Ferenc Rados in Budapest, she has explored intensively Early Music and period-instrument praxis in Berlin.

In 2004 and 2005 Marina Chiche was nominated in France for the 'Victoires de la Musique Classique' awards in the ‘French Instrumental Revelation’ category. These nominations put her in the public eye. Since then she has become increasingly well-known through several radio and television performances.

As a soloist Marina Chiche plays regularly with orchestras such as Orchestre de Paris, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre de Picardie, Baden-Baden Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Cannes-Provence-Côte d’Azur.

Marina has a passion for chamber music and has had the privilege of working with several generations of artists: Joseph Silverstein, Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capuçon, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Vladimir Mendelssohn or Jonathan Gilad. She has appeared in major venues including the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Gasteig in Munich, the Athénée Theatre in Bucarest and Budapest Radio and has been a guest artist of many festivals, in France and abroad (Printemps des arts in Monaco, Midem in Cannes, Reims, Menton, Japan, Great Wall Festival,Beijing/China etc).

Marina has recorded Brahms’ Violin and Piano Sonatas with Vahan Mardirossian for Intrada. She also took part in the recording of Eric Tanguy’s chamber music for Transart Live. Her latest recording presents a solo recital programme about Bach.