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. As Robert O’Brien from Black & White Magazine Australia says, ‘if flame haired violinist Serafino can lead that audience to a place where classical meets pop and rock, the rest is easy.’
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 has given more than 500 solo performances around the globe of her own compositions, a fusion of exotic rhythms and melodies. After attaining her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Sydney Conservatorium (Violin Major) and the Associate & Licentiate Diplomas of Music in Violin Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board, 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. Sophie spent most of 2013 writing and recording with artists including Grammy & Juno Award winner Dan Hill, Amy Sky and Pavlo among others. The album The Journey (formerly named Temptress) produced by Pavlo was released in late 2014. Sophie also spent time writing for other artists during 2013, co-writing the track ‘Be Yourself’ for Edmonton singer Olivia Wik, the title track for the Every Woman Foundation 2014 compilation CD. Also in 2013, Sophie was selected to take part in Songworks Edmonton, which is a professional songwriting camp hosted by the Songwriters Association of Canada to bring some of Canada’s best talent together for intensive co-writing sessions. During these sessions Sophie wrote songs with Alberta Artists including Dan Davidson (Tupelo Honey) and Jimmy Whiffen. Click here to view some of Sophie’s recent co-writes on her SAC page (Songwriters Association of Canada). In late 2013 Sophie joined the cast of the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Alberta Canada, and shortly after joined Mark Masri as a special guest on his PBS Special which is now airing (Sophie is also featured on the CD Mark Masri LIve Concert CD click here). A permanent resident of Canada since 2012, Sophie was White Hatted by Calgary Stampede on stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Calgary in April 2013, and received The Women of Vision Award from Global Television Edmonton Canada in 2014.
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.
Location: Calgary AB
Phone: +1 5872293640
- Sophie Serafino