Massachusetts-based violinist Viktoria Tchertchian was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and started playing the violin at the age of five. In her early years, she participated in solo, orchestra and chamber concerts throughout Europe. At the end of high school, she was selected to be one of the soloists in the Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra. In 1996, she won a full scholarship to attend Louisiana State University, where she studied with Kevork Mardirossian. In 2006, she received her master’s degree in violin performance from the Longy School of Music in Boston. Tchertchian currently performs with the Portland Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Cape Symphony Orchestra, and the New Hampshire Music Festival. She also teaches violin and chamber music at the Powers Music School in Massachusetts, the Manchester Community Music School and the St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.