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Sophie is a composer and performer from the UK, currently based in Boston. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a double first in music in 2020, and took up a Herchel Smith scholarship for graduate study at Harvard University. She was grateful to receive the Arthur Bliss Prize for the best composition portfolio of any undergraduate or MPhil student at Cambridge in 2020. She has studied composition with Jeremy Thurlow, Chaya Czernowin, Hans Tutshku and Yvette Janine Jackson.

In 2014, Sophie won the woodwind category of the BBC Young Musician whilst studying with Barbara Law at the Junior Royal Academy of Music.  She went on to perform in the concerto final with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live from Edinburgh's Usher Hall.

Since then Sophie has given recitals as a soloist in the UK and abroad, and appeared on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Radio Wales as well as at TedX Newcastle. In 2017 she premiered the Recorder Concerto for the 21st Century by Graham Fitkin in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and featured alongside Michala Petri and Piers Adams in the Society of Recorder Players grand 70th anniversary "Recorder Allstars Concert".

Sophie has been part of the London-based recorder trio Parandrus, also featuring Daniel Swani and Charlotte Barbour-Condini (BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist 2012). The consort were the winners of 2017 ORDA professional consort competition Amsterdam and the Nancy Nutall prize at RAM, and recently featured at the London Festival of Early Music and on BBC Radio 3.