Sophia is an energetic, female freestyle freelance saxophonist based in Cheshire, specialising in solo saxophone performance.
Her passion for music started at a young age, when she began playing keyboard and violin at the age of 7. She embarked on learning to play the alto saxophone at the age of 11, and hasn’t looked back since. The experience she gained (2000-2004) from playing with the Chester Catholic High's ‘City Jazz Orchestra’ (a 45 piece Jazz Ensemble with singers) helped her to develop in her music ability.
In 2009, Sophia completed her BA (Hons) Music Degree at the prestigious LIPA, in Liverpool where she also received the Victor Greenberg Liverpool Jazz Award. During her time at university, she developed her improvisation skills and knowledge of jazz harmony under the guidance of her saxophone tutor Iain Dixon; one of the UK’s finest freelance saxophone players.
Her particular love of jazz, funk and soul music has allowed her to improvise/freestyle alongside DJs and fellow musicians across the world.
Sophia regularly performs in various venues across the UK, but has also had the opportunity to play in Spain, France, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Bahrain and Portugal.