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British violinist Sophie Hinson, a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music and Chetham’s School of Music, is sought after as a soloist and chamber musician with a particular interest in European classical and 20th Century music.
She is currently studying for a Master's Degree with a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Philippe Honoré. Sophie graduated with a Bachelors of Music Degree with First Class Honours from The Royal Academy of Music in 2020.
Sophie has worked under the baton of conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Sir Edward Gardner and film composer James Newton Howard with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra. Sophie was seen at the BBC Proms 2019 with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra and The Julliard Symphony Orchestra. Sophie has performed in masterclasses to violin professors such as: Stephan Barrat-Due, Sigyn Fossnes, Michael Foyle and Clare Duckworth. At the Academy she performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto to renowned violinist Olivier Charlier in a public masterclass and more recently performed to violinist Josef Spacek. In 2019, Sophie was awarded an LRAM teaching degree from the Royal Academy of Music. Sophie was also chosen to perform a new commission from composer Sadie Harrison to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Royal Academy of Music in 2021.
Sophie has performed around London as the leader of the Echo Ensemble, which has included performing the 4th Brandenburg Concerto at St George’s Hanover Square. She led the Taneyev Piano Quintet with players from the ECHO orchestra in The Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. Some other musical roles have included being a regular soloist and mentor at the Marryat Players Orchestra where she has performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto, Corelli Concerto Grosso op.6 for two violins and Vivaldi’s La Follia.
Sophie is a member of the award winning Odora Trio which was founded at The Royal Academy of Music in 2016. They have been prize winners at The Issac's and Pirani Piano Competition 2017, The Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize 2020 and were semi-finalists at The St Martin's In The Field Chamber Competition 2020. They have toured around the UK and performed at venues such as St Martin's In The Fields, The Korean Culture Centre, St. Peter's Church Eaton Square, St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh, Elgar's Birthplace and at the Wye Valley Summer residency 2018.