Experienced. Dynamic. Modern.
Experienced in everything from orchestras and operas to string quartets and solo performances, Sophie is versatile and artistic.
She performs classical music, contemporary covers, church hymns, Jewish music and even Bollywood hits on acoustic and electric violin. A member of Cardiff Sinfonietta, Welsh Sinfonia, North East Wales Sinfonia and Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (London) in recent years, she was also Leader of the Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra 2016 - 2017. Sophie recorded with Sinfonia Cymru for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Wales Millennium Centre as well.
During conservatoire training, Sophie was Leader of the Royal Welsh College Opera Orchestra under Simon Phillippo and Co-Leader of the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra under Carlo Rizzi. Additionally, she earned positions on two orchestral placement schemes, the first with the Utah Symphony and the second with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Sophie was previously the first violinist of the Silverstone Quartet, who were semi-finalists in the McGrenery Chamber Music Prize 2015 and played in masterclasses with the Allegri Quartet, Elias Quartet and the London Haydn Quartet.
Sophie has performed solo violin in masterclasses with Itzhak Rashkovsky, Daniel Phillips, Rachel Podger, David Adams, John Stein, Leonard Braus, David Park and Simon Rowland Jones with a vast range of solo repertoire. Originally from Park City, Utah, U.S.A., she was a member of the Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra (2006-2010) and was Concertmaster in 2010. Sophie was also first violinist of the Silver Strings Quartet, which performed in Utah from 2006 until 2010.