More About Sophia
Sophia studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff where she attained a Distinction for her Performance Diploma and then the Royal College of Music in London where she completed a further Post-Graduate course in performance.
During her time in Wales she studied with violin professors Dona lee Croft and John Stein and won the Ernst Hughes award for great achievement. She led the college’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and also directed the Millennium Ensemble, performing Pierrot Lunaire at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sophia was also a founding member of the Cardiff Bay Chamber Orchestra.
Sophia now regularly gives recitals at music venues, festivals, numerous charitable fundraising events and has performed in both France and Spain. She leads the Nelson Quartet which performs primarily in the South East, as well as holding the notable title of being the resident quartet at Norwich Cathedral.
Some of Sophia’s other professional engagements have included; playing with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, participating in Welsh National Opera Productions’ “Bringing opera to children”; performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for ITV; a number of live radio broadcasts; as well as the opportunity to play with different bands at numerous venues and festivals including Glastonbury.
When Sophia is not performing, she devotes her time and love of the violin to pupils of all standards and for many years has run her own very successful music courses for children of all ages called “Music is Fun!”. She is currently the Strings Specialist at Roedean Girls School.
Sophia now lives in the village of Rottingdean, on the outskirts of Brighton, with her husband and two children, George and Lydia.
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