Sonja Lena Schmid


Sonja Lena studied cello and chamber music in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Den Haag and Lübeck and is the recipient of awards and grants such as the ZEIT Stipendium from German foundation Musikleben, Dutch National Huygens Grant, 1st prize in the Charles Hennen Concours International Chamber Music Competition and a special prize in the international competition “Schubert and the Music of Modern Times”. 

Sonja is a member of Salut Salon and involved in numerous chamber music and theatrical music projects. She has performed in productions at the Thalia Theater (Hamburg), Deutsches Schauspielhaus and the Biennale in Munich. In 2014 Sonja initiated in conjunction with Anne von Twardowski the project Rauschen, which combines classical chamber music with live electronics. Since 2012 she has been a member of Decoder Ensemble. Sonja occasionally gives performance training workshops as guest lecturer at, among others, Hochschule der Populären Künste Berlin.

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