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SOPHIE ARMSTRONG

World music meets classical crossover and pop: violinist Sophie Serafino fuses exotic, melodic and rhythmic sounds and commands the stage with power and charisma, leaving you transfixed from start to finish. A world-renowned performer, Sophie shares her story through music, inspiring audiences to feel.

 

Born in London, United Kingdom and raised in Sydney, Australia, Sophie is most at home most whenever she is on stage. Raised in a family of classical musicians, the violinist rebelled and started her own career in heavy metal, before exploring many genres and performing with other artists before defining her own direction. After attaining her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Sydney Conservatorium (Violin Major), Sophie’s travel to distant locations for performances in cities in the middle east and Europe drew her into the world of theatrical performances, dance, pop, middle eastern and modern classical music.

 

Sophie has worked with EMI and Warner Music Artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus, Josh Groban and The Veronicas, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed at the Emirates Palace in Sao Paolo Brazil, the Bahraini Royal Family and Australian Ambassador of Turkey, and Crown Prince & Princess Mary & Frederik of Denmark.

Since relocating to Canada in 2011, Sophie has performed with members of the Canadian Tenors, Chantal Kreviazuk, Juno award winner Jarvis Church (Philosopher Kings), Juno award winner Keshia Chante, Dan Hill, Mark Masri,  and Juno-Award winning guitarists Pavlo Oscar Lopez

In October 2015, Sophie released ‘Kissed by the Moon’ a lullaby album featuring original compositions by Serafino, and popular classics—including the famed ‘Brahms’ Lullaby’. The album features Serafino on violin, Susanne Ruberg Gordon on piano, and Russell Broom on classical guitar. The album The Journey was released in August 2016.