Italian Classical Pianist based in London
Italian-born pianist Sofia began playing the piano at age six before furthering her skills at Conservatorio Pollini in Padua. Solo recitals at prestigious Italian venues include Sale Apolline of Teatro la Fenice, Cappella dei Mercanti in Turin, Velletri Auditorium, and Academic Theater in Castelfranco Veneto.
Sofia appeared as a soloist in festivals such as the Monferrato Classic Music Festival, Missione Musica Music Festival, Pleyel Music Festival, the Beethoven Sonata Piano Festival, Royal Academy of Music Summer Festival, among others.
Her performance of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with the Pollini Symphony Orchestra was a notable highlight. Sofia is an enthusiastic chamber musician, playing regularly in ensembles. She also had the chance to perform Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in Auditorium Pollini and Metousiosis by Iasonas Maroulis with the contemporary music orchestra Audentia Ensemble.
Sofia placed first at various competitions, including the Crescendo International Piano Competition, A. Baldi International Piano Competition, and Piove di Sacco National Piano Competition, she won the Francis Simms Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, and she has attended masterclasses with Professors L. Zilberstein, B. Petrushansky, E. Krakovsky, K. Bogino among others. Sofia is passionate about J. S. Bach and D. Shostakovich, of whom she is recording the monumental work Preludes and Fugues Op. 87.
Graduating summa cum laude in 2016, Sofia was awarded the Bettin Scholarship, which allowed her to continue pursuing her musical studies with Massimiliano Ferrati. Inquisitive and widely curious, she graduated in Physics at the University of Padua before committing entirely to music.
Sofia is currently based in London, where she graduated with Distinction and DipRam Award for outstanding achievements at the Royal Academy of Music as a scholarship student under the mentorship of Professor Rustem Hayroudinoff. Sofia was appointed Hodgson Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music starting in September 2022.
J. S. Bach
English suites 2, 3, 6
French suite n. 5
Concerto in D minor BWV974 transcription from A. Marcello
Selection of 12 Preludes and fugues
L. V. Beethoven
32 Variations in C minor
Sonate n. 1, 5, 7, 8, 31, 32
Chaconne in D minor
Scherzos 1, 2, 3, 4
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Sonata 1. x.1905 From the street
Étude Transcendental n.10 in F minor, n.12 Chasse neige
Concert Étude Sospiro
Études S144 and S145
Étude transcendental n. 6 The storm
W. A. Mozart
Sonate K280, K309, K310, K545
Pictures at an exhibition
Sonata n. 2
J. P. Rameau
Gavotte et Six doubles from Suite in A
Elegie, Op. 3
Selected études, Op.39
Sonatas – Selection
Abegg Variations, Op. 1
Carnaval, Op. 9
Sonata n. 4
Selection of 12 preludes and fugues from Op. 87
Concertos Piano and Orchestra
W. A. Mozart: Concerto K. 466 | Concerto K. 449
L. V. Beethoven: Concerto n.2 | Concerto n.4
S. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
F. Poulenc: Concerto for two pianos
C. Saint-Saëns: Concerto n.2
D. Shostakovich: Concerto n.2
J.P. Rameau: Gavotte et six doubles
J. S. Bach: English suite n. 6
F. Chopin: Andante spianato and grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22
L. Janáček: Sonata 1.X.1905 From the street
D. Shostakovich: 5 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
R. Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9