‘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. 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.

Sophie is Leader and Artistic Director of Sinfonia Viva and appears as guest leader with orchestras throughout the UK. As a keen chamber musician, she is a member of Pixels Ensemble. 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.