Astrig Siranossian started music at the age of 3. Admitted to the C.N.R. of Lyon at age 8, she continued her studies at the Conservatoire de Lyon where she obtained her diploma summa cum laude at age 18 before gaining a master’s degree at the Hochschule für Musik of Basel (in the class of Ivan Monighetti), also summa cum laude. She won first prize and a special prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki Competition. A much sought-after musician, next season she will be the guest of Daniel Barenboim in the new Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Simon Rattle and Antonio Papano. Her musical partners have included Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim, Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou, Miguel da Silva, Daniel Ottensamer and many more. She has performed on the world’s leading stages (the Philharmonie de Paris, the Wiener Musikverein, KKL Luzern, the Casino de Bâle, the Dijon Opera, Flagey in Brussels, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Kennedy Center in Washington, etc.). In 2016 she recorded a disc on the Claves label devoted to G. Fauré, F. Poulenc and Komitas, which won the Musica Prize. In 2018 she will release a disc as a soloist with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra devoted to the concertos of A. Khachaturyan and K. Penderecki for the same label. A member of Ensemble Sirano with Chouchane Siranossian, Daniel Ottensamer and Christophe Traxler, she is also artist in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation alongside Guillaume Chilemme, Marie Chilemme and Nathanel Gouin, with whom she is recording a disc devoted to F. Schubert on the Apparte label. In 2016 she created the festival “Musicades Romanesques”, which sets art and gastronomy to music. Astrig plays an F. Ruggieri cello from 1676, generously lent to her by the Boubo Music Foundation in Binningen.
Since 2015 Astrig has been artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.