Sophia Jackson

Sophia Jackson was born in Devon and has been enthusiastic about music from an early age. She grew up in a musical household playing recorder and flute before moving to the violin at the age of 7, learning with Kim Van Der Kiste. Sophia made the most of local music tuition, enjoying the great diversity of musical experience offered at SaMMs from the age of 9 to 18. She enjoyed her first orchestral experiences with Devon Youth Symphony Orchestra, then joined Torbay Symphony Orchestra a couple of years later where she developed her passion for orchestral music.
Sophia was a keen member of the performing arts department at KEVICC taking part in all the musicals. In year 13 she had the opportunity to rehearse and conduct the ensemble for Footloose, her final musical at school.
Sophia started studying with professor Ofer Falk after the covid lockdown, having first met him in a masterclass organised by TSO. At first she had online lessons, then as restrictions were reduced she enjoyed the 412 mile round trip for face to face lessons!
In 2022 Sophia was awarded a scholarship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance continuing her studies with Ofer. She has enjoyed taking part in many different projects and ensembles including her quartet coached by Michael Bochmann. She had the opportunity to play principal first violin for the year 1/2 spring Sinfonia strings project. Sophia loves many different areas of music. She has a particular passion for solo Bach, and she was delighted to be able to perform the Bach Chaconne in masterclasses with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Jennifer Pike this year.
Sophia has loved playing with TSO for the last six years and is excited to come back as soloist for Mozart’s Concerto no. 5 for violin and orchestra.