Sofya Tchaikovskaya

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Sister-in-law of the composer (b. 1843; d. 1920), born Sofya Petrovna Nikonova (Софья Петровна Никонова); known after her marriage as Sofya Petrovna Chaykovskaya (Софья Петровна Чайковская).

In June 1869 at Kamenka she married the composer's brother Ippolit Tchaikovsky (1843–1927), and the couple had one daughter — Natalya (1876–1970).

Correspondence with Tchaikovskay

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Sofya Tchaikovskaya has survived, dating from 1887, and has been translated into English on this website: