Sunday, January 5, 2025, 3:00pm

Darke Hall

Meika Sonntag was born in Regina SK and completed her undergraduate degree in viola performance at the University of Western Ontario in April 2024. While obtaining her Bachelor of Music with an Honors in Viola Performance, she also completed a minor in Theatre Studies. Having started on violin at the age of three Meika found her passion in viola at the age of 13.

Meika has taken part in many diverse ensembles and opportunities throughout her time at western. This has included chamber groups such as string quartets, piano quintets, and violin, viola, flute trios. She has also been apart of the Western Symphony Orchestra, where she has sat principle for many pieces, the Western Chamber Opera Orchestra, where she sat principle for Handel’s Alcina and Verdi’s Falstaff, and the Western Early Music Studio.

During her time at Western University Meika also took part in many performance opportunities that took place in the greater London community. She performed with the First St. Andrew’s string ensemble, as well as performing in the pit orchestra for the ‘Original Kids’ performance of Bright Star.  She was also one of five students to be awarded the London Symphonia Fellowship that allowed het to work along side the musicians of the London Symphonia. Additionally, she took part in performances by the TOCA chamber collective that was started by peers at her school. Prior to her time at Western, she formed the Fiearro Strig quartet and performed with them for 10 years beginning in 2010. The quartet went on to win the 2018 Chamber Music portion of the Canadian National Music Festival. In addition to her university groups, Meika has played with many large ensembles such as the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra and the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Meika has also had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Michael Bublé and the 2Cellos.