Sophia is a professional pianist based in Clifton, Bristol. She studied at the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1998. Whilst there she was exposed to the very best of the Russian piano school. After graduating she went on to perform in numerous concerts both in Russia, Germany and in Sri Lanka, where she appeared as soloist with the Sri Lanka Symphony Orchestra.
Sophia has been living in Bristol since 1999 and has given many recitals locally. She is in demand as a teacher and accompanist. Sophia teaches at a specialist music school, – the Wells Cathedral School, and Badminton School and Clifton College. Sophia also has a successful private teaching studio with many prize winning pupils and enjoys passing on the rich traditions of the Russian school of piano playing.
Sophia believes it is essential to teach her pupils to love music. It is through loving it that one comes to understand it. She adores teaching little beginners as much as she does advanced pupils. It does not matter if they take lessons for light music making or go on to pursue a career of it, – Sophia provides fun, well structured lessons, in a supportive environment, that provide the necessary technique needed to play beautifully. Her lessons are inspiring and tailored to individual needs. She is CRB checked.