What is more natural than two sisters sharing the same passion for music and playing together? For more than 20 years, Chouchane and Astrig have been playing together and building two different carriers both commencing from the same roots. Violinist Chouchane early left her family‘s house in order to study in Sion (Switzerland) with Tibor Varga while Astrig went to Lyon (France) to study the violoncello.
They met again in 2010 when the cellist went to study with Ivan Monighetti at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Basel just when her sister left it to study historical music with Reinhard Goebel at the Mozarteum Salzburg. That was the first time they had time to severely play together as a duo and have projects with other musicians such as Bertrand Chamayou, Daniel Ottensamer, Christoph Traxler etc.
In 2010, the composer Daniel Schnyder dedicated his duo “Lettres Persanes“ to the sisters. Afterwards, they decided to concentrate on uncommon, rarely performed duos next to modern and famous ones (Ravel, Kodaly). Wherever Chouchane and Astrig play the audience can feel their intimate connection and the love for each other as well as for the music.