Year of birth:
Place of birth:
Maykop, Republic of Adygeya, Russia
- Viola (BA) – Madrid: Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia
Nobuko Imai (2015-2019)
- Viola (MA) – Berlin: Hochschule für Musik
„Hanns Eisler“, Tabea Zimmermann (2022-2023)
- Viola (MA) – Frankfurt: Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Tabea Zimmermann (since 2023)
Bella Chich was born in Maikop (Russia) in 1996. From the age of 6 she began playing violin and piano. In 2009 she entered the Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, studying viola with Professor Maria Sitkovskaya. She has played in several recitals and concerts organized by the school and has been part of its Chamber Orchestra, with which she has participated in several tours in Europe.
She finished her studies at the Queen Sofía College of Music in Madrid, with Professor Nobuko Imai. She received from the hands of Her Majesty Queen Doña Sofía the Diploma of the most outstanding student of her chair in the academic year 2015/2016.
As a student she has participated in numerous Master Classes taught by Oliver Wille, Veronika Hagen, Günter Pichler, Casals Quartet, Antoine Tamestit, Hariolf Schlichtig, Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmermann and Nils Mönkemeyer. She was a part of the Mendelssohn Quartet, under the tutelage of Professor Heime Müller, the Consort of Violas Mutua Madrileña Foundation, Freixenet Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Stefan Lano, Juanjo Mena, Pablo Gonzalez, Jaime Martin, Victor Pablo Perez and Andres Orozco-Estrada.
She has also played with Camerata Reina Sofía under the baton of Anne-Sophie Mutter and with Sinfonietta, with Baldur Brönnimann and Jorge Rotter. Also being invited to Santander Festival to work with Krzysztof Penderecki, Nobuko Imai, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Peter Csaba, among others.
In 2021 she was accepted in Staatskapelle Orchestra Academy in Berlin and since 2022 year she began her Master Degree with Maestro Tabea Zimmermann at Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.
She has participated in numerous famous music festivals as Lac Leman Music Festival, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland and in Japan: she has worked with Pamela Frank, Sadao Harada, Nobuko Imai, as well with Chamber Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa and Kazuki Yamada. In Verbier Festival Academy she has received a Master Classes with Antoine Tamestit, Lars Anders Tomter, Yuri Bashmet, Pamela Frank and Gabor Takács-Nagy.
In 2018 she was awarded first prize at the International Competition “Jóvenes Intérpretes” in Xativa (Spain). In 2019 she was awarded 3 rd prizes at the 57 th Beethoven’s Hradec Viola Competition and at the 21 st International Viola Competition «Los Llanes» in Spain.
She plays a viola made by Aymeric Guillard.