Sophie Rosa enjoys a varied career as a soloist, director and chamber musician. 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 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 and was selected as Classical Album of the Week by The Guardian. Other recordings include a digital EP, ‘Dream Valley’ - an assortment of English miniatures and most recently, 'Closing Statements' which includes the world premiere recording of Robert Schumann's Phantasie in C Major. op 131 for violin and piano arranged by the composer himself.

Sophie is Leader of Sinfonia Viva and appears as guest leader with orchestras throughout the UK. She is a member of Pixels Ensemble, a versatile group of chamber music players exploring a wide range of music from the classical period to the present day. Recent solo highlights include performing the complete J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin at the Lake District Summer Music Festival and appearing as director and soloist with the Northern Chamber Orchestra for performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Sophie has previously held teaching positions at Chetham's School of Music and the Junior 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.

‘finely judged detail, expansiveness and lots of heart’ The Guardian, 2021