Sophia is a professional pianist based in Bristol. She studied at the prestigious Gnessin Academy of Music, Moscow, and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1998. Whilst there she was trained by professors Margarita Volkova, Leonid Block and Victor Vlasov. During her six years in Moscow Sophia actively participated in Academy concerts performing both in chamber ensembles and solo. After graduating she went on to perform in numerous concerts both in Russia 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.