Sophie Rosa

Violin

‘finely judged detail, expansiveness and lots of heart’
THE GUARDIAN, 2021

Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. Read More

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The Strad, 2017 - CD review Warp & Weft-EM Records EMRCD 043

"...Midori Komachi and Sophie Rosa play as one, dovetailing their phrases and matching their sound to a remarkable degree, counterpointed by velvet-gloved pianism of ravishing sensitivity from Simon Callaghan and further enhanced by an atmospheric, gently cushioned sound picture..."

Gerald Fenech, Music and Vision Magazine (CD Review-'Rêve d'Enfant' Champs Hill ) 2016

"The young British prodigy Sophie Rosa, ably supported by pianist Benjamin Powell, interprets this repertoire with authority and yet the overwhelming impression is one of adventurous disposition mingled with a depth of emotion that conveys real exuberance. A wonderfully attractive recital, excellently recorded and presented."

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Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has performed across the UK as a recitalist in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Bridgewater Hall and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. Sophie has broadcast live for BBC Radio 3 and has released CDs on Rubicon Classics, EM Records and Champs Hill labels.

Sophie performs recitals regularly with pianist, Ian Buckle. Their CD of sonatas by Montgeroult, Viotti, Weber and Mendelssohn includes the world premiere recording of Hélène de Montgeroult’s Sonata in A minor. In September 2021, they released a digital EP, ‘Dream Valley’ which is an assortment of English miniatures by Richard Rodney Bennett, Frank Bridge, Rebecca Clarke, Angela Morley, Roger Quilter and Cyril Scott. The recordings were highly acclaimed in BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and selected as Classical Album of the Week in The Guardian.

Between 2019 – 2022, Sophie was Leader and Artistic Director of Sinfonia Viva and she appears as guest leader with orchestras throughout the UK, and is a member of Pixels Ensemble. In addition to her duo with pianist Ian Buckle, she performs with classical accordionist Miloš Milivojević, exploring repertoire from Argentine tango to Eastern European folk music. Forthcoming concerts include performing the complete J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin at consecutive concerts for the Lake District Summer Music Festival and appearing as director and soloist with the Northern Chamber Orchestra for a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Sophie teaches at Chetham's School of Music and is a visiting tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. She 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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