Sonja Starke is a member of Camerata Bern since 2017. As a long term member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra, she has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado. She has worked as concertmaster in WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and the Opera Orchestras in Mainz and Frankfurt, amongst others. She performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival.
Born in Hannover, she studied at the Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” and the University of Arts in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she also studied the baroque violin. She won prizes in various competitions, for example the International Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Competition Leipzig. She plays a violin made by Stefan Peter Greiner.