Sophie Mather's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Sophie Mather's teaching style and pedagogy:
Originally from Lancashire, Sophie graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2010. Prior to this, she was a student on the ‘Joint Course’ between the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. She graduated in 2007 with a First Class honours degree in Music from the University and gained an Upper Class GRNCM Diploma in 2008. Whilst at the RNCM, Sophie gave a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra at the 2008 RNCM International Chamber Music Festival.
At the Academy, Sophie was accepted onto the LSO String Experience Scheme for 2008/09 and was awarded a Leverhulme Orchestral Scholarship at the RAM for 2009/10. She was also principal 2nd violin in the Academy Soloists.
Sophie has been a section member of Manchester Camerata since 2009, is also a regular extra player with the Scottish Ensemble, LSO, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She is violinist with the Berkeley Ensemble with whom she has toured China, performed for music clubs around the UK and participated in educational workshops. Sophie’s solo engagements include Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Vivaldi Four Seasons and the Brahms and Bruch Violin Concertos.
Master of Arts (Distinction) Royal Academy of Music
Licenciate of the Royal Academy of Music
Graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music (Upper Class)
MusB (First Class) University of Manchester
Reasons to study with me:
I have a great deal of experience both as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician and have taught students of all ages and abilities. I also play the piano to a high level (Grade 8 with Distinction) which is incredibly beneficial in preparing students for exams. I am fully CRB checked.