What joy to share my music with you.
Hi, I'm Sophie! I'm a professional classical pianist. I've played voraciously as a soloist and chamber musician alike, and have been praised for her sensitivity, dynamism, expressiveness, and evocative musical maturity.
I began my piano studies at the ripe age of 3, and excelled in my studies early on. Upon entering the competition circuit at age 9, I quickly began earning solo concerto performances with youth and semi-professional orchestras around the area. The highlights of my youth performance career were spectacular performances of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Seattle Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony, at Meany Hall and Benaroya Hall in Seattle. I was also principal cellist in the Cascade Youth Symphony for three years.
I attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where I received my degree in Classical Piano Performance under the tutelage of the inimitable Jon Kimura Parker. While at Rice, I won repeated accolades in the university concerto competitions, and was a sought-after accompanist and chamber musician. I headlined a university-wide concert as soloist with Ravel's Concerto in F, and graduated summa cum laude. Between musical endeavors, I worked in the fine dining industry in Houston, Texas, and in 2012 became sole proprietor of Vibrant Studios, an art, yoga, and wellness collective that joyfully closed its doors in February 2018.
2018 ushered in exciting collaborative performances with Max Ribner (I was a featured performer on both piano and cello), sold-out shows in Portland and Seattle with Joe Kye, and solo recital shows across the West Coast and Arizona. In 2019, I had the honor of performing the North American premiere of an enchanting piece by Elsa Barraine with the Seattle Philharmonic, and in 2020, I will be reviving the scintillating Rhapsody in Blue with the Olympia Symphony.
I am also thrilled to be CEO of Connections Concerts Series, launching its inaugural season in June 2019, and featuring multi-genre performers sharing music and conversation. Visit the Connections website for more information about this fantastically innovative and powerful series.
The Bottom Line:
I am passionate about using classical music as a medium of connection, and making classical music more accessible, approachable, and engaging by creating concerts that incorporate conversations and group exploration. I'd love to share my music with you.
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