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Sophia Tennant (Violin) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since July 2012)

  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Royal Opera House Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, English Festival Orchestra, New London Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Groups: Trafalgar Sinfonia.

Sophia's orchestral work also includes

Current:

  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (regular First Violin extra player since October 2006)

Freelancing:

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia
  • Britten-Pears Orchestra - Principal & Solo Second Violin and No 3 First Violin
  • International Music Festival Orchestra, Aberystwyth 2004 - Leader
  • London Soloists' Chamber Orchestra
  • Manning Camerata
  • Musical Associates (UK) Ltd
  • New Mozart Orchestra
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Royal Orchestral Society - Leader
  • Sinfonia Verdi
  • Universal Film Orchestra - Principal Second Violin
  • W11 Opera for Children and Young People
  • Royal College of Music Composers' Ensemble, New Perspectives Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra including BBC Radio 3 Recording

  • Sophia's recording & session work includes
  • Royal Opera House for BBC, EMI and 'In House'
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Ocean Bloem Productions (pop)
  • We Write Music Ltd.
  • SCRT Music

  • Sophia's pop & theatre work includes
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, solo violin and piano at the Royal National Theatre
  • The Famous Five No. 1 National Tour, solo violin, Hallmark Theatre Ltd
  • Top of the Pops
  • Mike Smith Orchestra - Big Band

  • Sophia's chamber & solo work includes
  • Concertos:
  • Beethoven Triple with Adrian Bradbury ('cello) and Zoe Solomon (piano) at St Botolph's Music Society, Colchester (October 2002)
  • Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, violin soloist, International Music Festival, Aberystwyth

  • Solo and Chamber Music Performances:
  • Wieniawski's Polonaise de concert Op. 4 with Elena Ten (piano) at Mozarteum University, Salzburg on 21st July 2015
  • Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with Royal Opera House Orchestra section principals Marina Finnamore (clarinet), Lucy Wakeford (harp), Margaret Campbell (flute), Andriy Viytovych (viola), first violinist Ailsa Hunter and sub-principal Mary Mundy ('cello) at Bradfield Festival, Berkshire on 21st June 2015
  • String Trio and Flute Quartet with Catherine Wilmers (cello), Emma Halnan (flute) and Joe Bronstein (viola) at Radwell Church, Hertfordshire on 7th June 2015
  • Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in An Evening with Sir John Tomlinson including Siegried Idyll at Ardingly ArtsFest, Ardingly College, Sussex on 22nd June 2014

  • Ballet Gala: Britten Theatre, RCM, Duo with Henry Roche (piano), 2010
  • Composers' Ensemble, Aldeburgh Festival, June 2006
  • Piano Trio with Oliver Davies (piano) and Oliver Gledhill ('cello) at Bignor Park, West Sussex on 22nd October 2005
  • String Quartet with George Hlawiczka (violin), Claire Maynard (viola) and Oliver Gledhill ('cello) at John Murray, Publishers, 50 Albemarle Street, London in November 2005

  • String Quartet: Recital venues include The British Museum and St Margaret's Church, Westminster.
  • Violin and Piano recitals: St Botolph's Music Society, Colchester - 6th International Piano Festival; Gray's Inn, WC1; Epping Music Society; St Mark's Church, London NW8.
  • Recital repertoire includes: Ysaye Sonata No 3 Ballade; Bloch Nigun No 2 from Baal Shem; Bach Prelude and Gavotte from Partita III; Dvorak Terzetto.
  • Soprano, Violin & Piano Trios: Concert venues include Burgh House, Hampstead and London Churches.
  • Workshop: Solo Violin for Opera Group supported by ROH2, Opera Genesis at the Royal Opera House, April 2007.

Sophia is a busy orchestral musician who has played regularly as a First Violin extra player with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House since October 2006. She recently played with Chamber Orchestras such as the Brandenburg Sinfonia, English Festival Orchestra and New London Sinfonia, while she has also taken part in recording and session work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Magdalen College, Oxford (MA Hons) Music. Postgraduate violin studies.

Schools attended

South Hampstead High School GPDST and at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a Junior Exhibitioner.

Prizes and Awards

Diploma from Mozarteum University International Summer Academy, Salzburg: Masterclass Course with Igor Petrushevski, July 2015

Prizewinner in 1994 International Chamber Music Festival in Entrecasteaux.

Teachers

Igor Petrushevski and Howard Davis: postgraduate studies; Emanuel Hurwitz; Michael Bochmann.

Masterclasses:

Igor Petrushevski (2015 Mozarteum International Summer Academy)

Szymanowski String Quartet: Chamber Music coaching (2004 International Music Festival, Aberystwyth)

Ruggiero Ricci (1995 Dartington International Summer School)

Yossi Zivoni (1994 International Chamber Music Festival, Entrecasteaux)

Sophia joined Morgensterns in November 1997

Sophia's web profile was last updated 16th Jul 2017

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Sophia Tennant (Violin) Profile

  • Sophia's chamber & solo work includes
  • Concertos:
  • Beethoven Triple with Adrian Bradbury ('cello) and Zoe Solomon (piano) at St Botolph's Music Society, Colchester (October 2002)
  • Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, violin soloist, International Music Festival, Aberystwyth

  • Solo and Chamber Music Performances:
  • Wieniawski's Polonaise de concert Op. 4 with Elena Ten (piano) at Mozarteum University, Salzburg on 21st July 2015
  • Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with Royal Opera House Orchestra section principals Marina Finnamore (clarinet), Lucy Wakeford (harp), Margaret Campbell (flute), Andriy Viytovych (viola), first violinist Ailsa Hunter and sub-principal Mary Mundy ('cello) at Bradfield Festival, Berkshire on 21st June 2015
  • String Trio and Flute Quartet with Catherine Wilmers (cello), Emma Halnan (flute) and Joe Bronstein (viola) at Radwell Church, Hertfordshire on 7th June 2015
  • Chamber Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in An Evening with Sir John Tomlinson including Siegried Idyll at Ardingly ArtsFest, Ardingly College, Sussex on 22nd June 2014

  • Ballet Gala: Britten Theatre, RCM, Duo with Henry Roche (piano), 2010
  • Composers' Ensemble, Aldeburgh Festival, June 2006
  • Piano Trio with Oliver Davies (piano) and Oliver Gledhill ('cello) at Bignor Park, West Sussex on 22nd October 2005
  • String Quartet with George Hlawiczka (violin), Claire Maynard (viola) and Oliver Gledhill ('cello) at John Murray, Publishers, 50 Albemarle Street, London in November 2005

  • String Quartet: Recital venues include The British Museum and St Margaret's Church, Westminster.
  • Violin and Piano recitals: St Botolph's Music Society, Colchester - 6th International Piano Festival; Gray's Inn, WC1; Epping Music Society; St Mark's Church, London NW8.
  • Recital repertoire includes: Ysaye Sonata No 3 Ballade; Bloch Nigun No 2 from Baal Shem; Bach Prelude and Gavotte from Partita III; Dvorak Terzetto.
  • Soprano, Violin & Piano Trios: Concert venues include Burgh House, Hampstead and London Churches.
  • Workshop: Solo Violin for Opera Group supported by ROH2, Opera Genesis at the Royal Opera House, April 2007.
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Teaching experience

Violin teaching posts previously held at:

Kensington Preparatory School for Girls GPDST

Queen's College, Harley Street, London

Wycombe Abbey School (covering maternity leave)

The Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School for Camden Music Service

Christ Church School, Regent's Park for Camden Music Service

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