Our Story

Being surrounded by and making sounds is of musicians nature.
After months of excruciating silence during the world pandemic, a pair of Manchester based Lithuanian Musicians Gunda Baranauskaité and Ugnius Pauliukonis found themselves searching for ways to express art and music.

What started as an idea, was shared with close-to-soul inspiring musicians and quickly developed into what today we recognize as the SONO ensemble.

Beginning with a simple need to continue making live music and share it with others it seemed that the best way to do it is to shape a free-form chamber group.
The concept is liberating from the boundaries of a fixed setup and it provides opportunities to perform chamber music of different genres. 

SONO members are classically trained musicians all of whom have graduated with the highest honours from world-renowned conservatoires around the UK. Being representatives of the traditional school of classical music SONO is a modern-day ensemble with a forward-thinking and open-minded team. Acknowledging our roots and always in search of novelties we are devoted to present thrilling programmes consisting of the golden classical repertoire balanced with either forgotten and underrepresented gems of the past or freshly written and yet-to-be-heard works of the present.

Our Team

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Ugnius Pauliukonis
Pianist

Gunda Baranauskaité
Cellist

Christine Anderson
Violist

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Rosamund Hawkins
Violist

Rebecca Stubbs
Violist

Oliver Baily
Violinist

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William Chadwick
Violinist

Nate Chivers
Arranger

Eldad Diamant
Stage Director