Sophie Rosa first garnered attention after winning the Second Prize and Audience Prize at the 2nd Manchester International Violin Competition 2011. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Skipton Camerata. Sophie has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and has released CDs on Champs Hill and EM Records labels to critical acclaim.

 

As part of a busy performing career, Sophie is regularly invited to perform recitals and chamber music at prestigious concerts and Festivals such as the Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society, Manchester Chamber Concerts Society, Oxford Lieder Festival, Chester Music Festival, Leeds International Concert Series, Uppermill Summer Music Festival, Aurora Music Festival, The Medical Music Society of London, 22 Mansfield Street and The Music Room, Champs Hill. Next season, appearances will include: Oxford Chamber Music Society, Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, Chester Music Society Celebrity Concerts, tours for Absolute Classics and Concerts in the West.

 

As a keen chamber musician, Sophie is a member of Pixels Ensemble and also performs with Psappha ensemble as well as guest leading orchestras across the UK.

 

Sophie studied at Chethamís School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, UK with Wenzhou Li where she was a recipient of the RNCM Gold Medal and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in recognition of her musical achievements. After completing her Masters Degree with Distinction, Sophie completed the RNCM International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance and furthered her studies in America with Midori Goto, Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein.

Sophie was kindly supported by several award foundations including the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Music Scholarship, The Solti Foundation, The Hattori Foundation,  The Stephen Bell Charitable Trust, and Help Musicians UK.


Sophie plays on a Joseph Gagliano violin dated 1795 and a Claude Fonclause bow made available through the generous support of the Stradivari Trust.

 

   

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