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Sophie is in her final year reading Music as an academic scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She studies the recorder with Anna Stegmann and violin with Margaret Faultless at the Royal Academy of Music in London as part of the CAMRAM scheme.
Sophie is 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 have performed numerous recitals this year. They are looking forward to a busy 2020 season.
In 2014, Sophie won the woodwind category of the BBC Young Musician.  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".  She is a CUMS concerto prizewinner, soon performing Telemann and Vivaldi with the Cambridge Collegium Musicum in the Senate House.
 
As a composer herself, Sophie is passionate about taking new commissions, as well as performing familiar works with intellectual rigour and fresh interpretation in engaging and exciting programmes.
In Cambridge, Sophie frequently directs operatic and orchestral projects, and founded the Late Evening Early Modern series during her tenure as president of Emmanuel College Music Society. She is also involved in running the Miverva Feminist Music Festival.
Sophie can currently be heard performing the title music on the BBC TV series "The Clangers".



 
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