Marina Chiche

French violinist (Marseille, 1981 - )

In line with the French violin school, Marina Chiche is one of the most promising talents of the international music scene. Her career has already been rewarded by many prizes, both for her stage performances and her records.

Marina Chiche began playing the violin at the age of three, then entered the Marseille CNR in Jean Ter-Merguerian’s class. Admitted to the Paris’ Conservatoire at age 16, she was awarded the first prize in violin and chamber music. She continued her training under Boris Kushnir and Ana Chumachenko’s supervision, and followed Verbier and Siena’s masterclasses with Joseph Silverstein, Ida Handel, Boris Belkin and Gyorgy Kürtag. She quickly gained international recognition and performed under the direction of conductors such as Stefan Sanderling, Frederic Lodeon, John Nelson, Peter Csaba, Philippe Bender, Edmon Colomer. She is regularly invited to French festivals such as Sully-sur-Loire, Printemps des Arts in Monaco, Les Flâneries Musicales in Reims, Le Périgord Noir, la Cité de la Musique, and also abroad in Italy, England, Switzerland, Ukraine, Denmark. Marina Chiche has been playing in recital with Gérard Caussé, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Marc Coppey, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Augustin Dumay. Her discography includes Brahms' Sonatas for violin and piano with Vahan Mardirossian, and Bach's Après une lecture, a solo violin program of Bach, Ysaye, Prokofiev and Beffa’s works. In 2004, she also took part in the recording of Tanguy's chamber music.

Six landmark dates in the life of Marina Chiche:

1997: Attended Paris’ Conservatoire
2003: Recorded Brahms’s sonatas with Vahan Mardirossian.
2004: “Instrumental Revelation” at the Victoires de la Musique
2004: participated in the recording of Eric Tanguy's chamber music.
2005: “Instrumental Revelation” at the Victoire de la Musique
2008: Recording of Bach’s Après une lecture

Biography from Radio France’s Musical Documentation