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about

Cello has always been at the centre of Sophie's life, taking her around Britain and Europe with various performance opportunities. From her base in London, Sophie negotiates a diverse schedule of solo recitals, chamber music, orchestral playing, historical performance and teaching.

Sophie's love of chamber music has led her to performances in major festivals and venues both in England and abroad, having participated in concert tours of France, Italy, Wales and Germany both as a soloist and with various ensembles. Recent highlights include performing Porpora's cello concerto with the Aventine Ensemble, a concert tour of Germany with the Manciu Trio and several concerts in her home town of London.

Having taken up baroque cello during her undergraduate studies, historical performance has now become a major part of Sophie's musical portfolio - she recently performed as a soloist in an unusual rendition of Brandenburg's sixth concerto, arranged for four cellos and basso continuo. Other projects have included workshops with the Academy of Ancient Music, Elmhurst Ballet School, Vocal Futures, Steve Howe, (lead guitarist from Yes! and Asia), and collaborations with composers Dai Fujikura and Howard Skempton.

In 2010, Sophie was awarded a DFES government scholarship to study as a specialist musician at Wells Cathedral School for the sixth form. Here she studied principal study with Richard May, and chamber music with Matthew Souter, Brigid Kirkland-Wilson and Richard Ormrod. Sophie was awarded both the Yfrah Neaman Award and the String Prize for exceptional and outstanding musical achievements. Her studies then led her to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with professors Pierre Doumenge, Tim Lowe and baroque cello with Joe Crouch. Sophie then completed her Masters in performance at GSMD in 2017 with Richard Lester and Joe Crouch; generously supported by the Lumb's Foundation, the City of London Combined Education Charity and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.