A Classical Voyage with Sonia Wieder-Atherton
For the second episode of the ‘A Classical Voyage with…’ series, What the France invites you to meet a rare artist who is unique in her field – cello player Sonia Wieder-Atherton.
Born in San Francisco to a mother of Romanian origin and an American father, Sonia Wieder-Atherton has always been looking to make music a language that is open to the world. It’s a guiding principle that she underlines in this inspired and inspiring interview, featuring a sensitive artist who opens herself up to share the experiences and inspirations that have left the biggest impression on her.
For Sonia Wieder-Atherton: “Playing Bach, Beethoven, Jewish songs or Nina Simone is the same gesture, it’s asking the same question.”
With the Alpha label preparing to release her new album Cadenza and reissuing her older recordings, it was the perfect opportunity to get insights from an exceptional artist who is always pushing her own boundaries.