Sophie Rocks

Since graduating with a Masters in Music from the Royal Northern College in 2018, Sophie has enjoyed a vibrant and diverse freelance career. As a soloist, Sophie has had the pleasure to perform at venues all over the country including the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, Kraxton Studios in London, Shetland’s Mareel Arts Centre and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase. Currently, Sophie performs regularly as part of Yehudi Menuhin's prestigious Live Music Now performance scheme, which seeks to bring music to the most disadvantaged groups in society
A member of The Willow Trio, TAIKA & Duo 53, Sophie is a keen ensemble player and loves collaborating with different musicians - Some personal highlights have been featuring on The Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections, being Principal harpist of the RNCM Sinfonietta whilst performing at Cantiere Festival in Montepulciano, Italy and performing Max Richter’s ‘Vivaldi’s four seasons: recomposed’ with Cosmo Strings at Malta International Arts Festival. This year, Sophie’s harp and guitar duo, Duo 53, were selected as United Kingdom Harp Association’s Emerging Artists.
In February 2020, Sophie attended a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, where she was further developing her critically acclaimed show, ‘Notes from Shetland to Shanghai.’ Fusing live harp music with pre-recorded poetry, ‘Notes from Shetland to Shanghai’ explores the universally human experience that is migration. Sophie is excited to continue touring this venture across the United Kingdom in 2021.

What they play...

Gitana - Alphonse Hasselmans, Nocturne in F minor, 'A Separation' - Mikhail Glinka, Harp Concerto in Bb Major - G.F Handel, My love is like a red red rose - Robert Burns, The Lost songs of St. Kilda - Trevor Morrison, Primavera Portena - Piazzolla, The Swan - Catriona Mckay, The Slockit Light - Tom Anderson.

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