Sophie’s musical career kicked off at the age of 10 where she learnt to play the flute at Riddlesworth Hall School. Sophie’s natural flare to play the flute developed quickly only taking 3 graded examinations and then gaining her ATCL Diploma with distinction at just the age of 16. Sophie then gained a music scholarship at Woodbridge School (Suffolk) and also gaining a place at Junior Trinity for 5 years where Thea Cramp taught her. Whilst being at Junior Trinity Sophie played in many duos and ensembles then going on to play 1st in the symphony orchestra.
Sophie then furthered her studies by gaining a place at Senior Trinity for 4 years under Anna Pope for flute, Alan Baker and Christopher Green for piccolo. Whilst being at Senior Trinity, Sophie took park in master classes with renowned flautists such as Anna Noakes, Susan Milan, Karen Jones and Paul Edmund- Davis (just to name a few!) Sophie took part in many ensembles including flute and harp and then playing in a sextet as well as recording for Naxos with the wind band and playing in symphony orchestra.
Whilst doing all this Sophie has toured in Malaysia twice with the SNYSB (South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band) to help raise money for the tsunami back in 2004 giving concerts and workshops. Sophie has also had the great pleasure working along side Her Majesty’s Military Bands for several years being principal flute. One of Sophie’s musical highlights of her career so far is playing in the BYO (Barbican Young Orchestra) under Sir Colin Davis as the conductor.
Now being back in Norfolk after her years of training in London as a performer and orchestral player, Sophie is back to teach like minded people who have a passion for music and so she can provide outstanding teaching to any age range and ability.
Sophie’s musical talent doesn’t just stop at playing the flute; she also learnt to play the harp under Frances Kelly at Junior Trinity. With flute being her main instrument Sophie continued to practice and have regular lessons with Frances so she plays at weddings, funerals or any other special events.
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