Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

Sophie Rosa Violin

Sophie Rosa is rapidly emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting young violinists. This year Sophie won the Second Prize and Audience Prize in the prestigious 2nd Manchester International Violin Competition where she performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and was recorded for Classic FM Radio Station. Sophie now frequently performs across the UK as a recitalist and has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room,London. In February 2013 Sophie performed live on air for the BBC Radio 3 In Tune program with Suzy Klein.

Cheshireborn Sophie has performed regularly throughout theUKand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician from a very young age. An early highlight was a solo concerto for HRH Princess Margaret when she was just seven years old at theGrangeSchool,Hartford. Sophie went on to study the violin with professor Wen Zhou Li at Chetham’s School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music for her Bmus, Mmus where she won the RNCM Gold Medal and was awarded a place on the RNCM International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance where she made her debut with the Manchester Camerata in 2012.

Sophie went on to further her studies by traveling toAmericataking part in numerous international festivals and competitions including the Michael Hill, Kreisler and China Qingdao International Violin Competitions and The Junior Wieniawski Violin Competition .She also participated in the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove 2013.

Sophie was the First Prize winner of the Lions European Youth Competition in 2008 and was a strings finalist of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006.

Following her passion for chamber music Sophie also performs regularly with her piano trio. In 2011 the trio won the MMSF Charles Henderson Ensemble Award and recently gave a recital in the Purcell Room last year. She has also collaborated in chamber music ensembles with eminent musicians such as Nobuko Imai in 2012.

Sophie will also be performing in concerts during the forthcoming Chester Festival between 1st-16th June.