SOPHIE GLEDHILL

Coach

Sophie read music at the University of Cambridge UK before receiving a masters degree in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music, USA, where she studied with Steven Doane. Sophie stayed in the USA for a summer to teach cello and chamber music at Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Summer Camp in Lenox, Massachusetts.

For a number of years she was a tutor for the National Children’s String Sinfonia of Great Britain, and is currently the cello tutor for the undergraduate Actor Musician course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

In 2018, as a member of the Global Leaders Program facilitated by the Orchestra of the Americas, Sophie tutored young string players at socially motivated music initiatives in the rainforest of Chilean Patagonia and on Easter Island.

 

During the pandemic, Sophie’s streamed performances have included a programme of Russian chamber works for the Pushkin House Festival and a concert of chamber music by Vivaldi at the Wallace Collection. She has performed chamber music for oboe and strings with the Finzi Ensemble and, for Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, chamber works with soprano Louise Kemény including Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2.

 

During the COVID-19 lockdown she ran the Toki Rapa Nui Global Support Campaign, raising £12,000 to support Latin America's first 100% environmentally sustainable school of the arts.

Sophie’s experience on Easter Island inspired the recent launch of CelloTrek, her ongoing project to record a piece of music from every country of the world to highlight stories of environmental and cultural sustainability.

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