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Sonoko Miriam Welde

Sonoko Miriam Welde
  • 1996 (Norway)
  • Currently studies with Janine Jansen in Sion and previously studied with Stephan Barratt-Due in Oslo and Kolja Blacher in Berlin
  • Was part of the Crescendo Mentoring Program in 2018-2020
  • Is the winner of the Norwegian Soloist Prize 2014 and the Equinor Talent Scholarship 2016
  • Is part of the Opus13 String Quartet, which won second prize at the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition
  • Played with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne, Trondheim Symphony, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony and Kremerata Baltica and collaborated with conductors such as Andrew Litton, James Gaffigan, Han-Na Chang, Marta Gardolinska, Joshua Weilerstein, Edward Gardner and Eivind Aadland
  • Worked as a chamber musician with, among others, Leif Ove Andsnes, Tabea Zimmermann, Clemens Hagen, Sergio Tiempo, Alisa Weilerstein, Jonathan Biss and Janine Jansen
  • Released her debut album in 2021, with violin concertos by Bruch and Barber and The Lark Ascending with the Oslo Philharmonic on LAWO Classics
  • Plays an Alessandro Gagliano from 1714 provided to her by Dextra Musica