Chi va piano, va lontano
Singer and pianist Sofia’s highly original performance concepts have grown into a recognisable career that continues to lead her to a variety of international music festivals and arts presenters. Ranging from the renowned Salzburg Festival and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection to innovative spaces like Impulstanz Vienna or Londons Pizza on the Park at Hyde Park Corner her keen sense of artistic authenticity touches her audiences from Berlin to Madrid to Amman.
She performs programs spanning from Domenico Modugno, George Gershwin and Cole Porter to Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, Wienerlieder, and compositions of her own, accompanying herself.
Invited by the Biennale Musica in Venice she created her own format Concert For One, a highly successful program series of short miniature concerts by one person for one person which has also been hosted by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Vienna Volkstheater, the Teatro Central of Seville and at the Porgy and Bess Jazz Club, to name just a few. These highly unique and personal a capella concerts last about 5-7 minutes with a maximum of 8 concerts per day.
Sofia created the musical charity United Street Pianos. The charity is primarily committed to place street pianos in public spaces in Italy and abroad in the profound belief in the important function of music in society. Sofia first encountered this idea in London, founded the charity in 2014 and donated and inaugurated Italy’s first public street piano “Lucy” in Venice. Lucy became the model for today’s street pianos in Milan, Vienna, Torino, Florence, Rome and Naples, among others. United Street Pianos also donates pianos to hospitals, asylums, prisons and refugee centres. Sofia regularly performs on such pianos.
Inspired by the successes of Concert for One and United Street Pianos in 2018 Sofia initiated her movement Slow Music. Slow Music is the credo that live music should invite everyone to express free thought and personal spirit.
Classically trained in London and Vienna, Sofia was born in Rome and studied voice with KS Hilde Zadek and Olga Warla, piano with Phyllis Selleck and Harald Ossberger, among others. She takes great personal and artistic interest in the world of Flamenco which is why she chooses to live between Sevilla and Vienna.
Sofia è nata a Roma. Cantante, pianista e compositrice, è cresciuta musicalmente a Londra e Vienna. La sua musica è una personalissima fusione di classica, jazz, folk e contemporanea.
Hilde Zadek, Burga Schwarzbach, Harald Ossberger, Olga Warla, Phyllis Selleck, La scuola superiore „The Purcell School of Music“, Hilde Blasl (Vienna, Londra)
ORF Austria, RAI Italia, CBS New York, NBC, WDR Germania, Austrophon Veinna, Boecklin – Studios, Preiser Records.
Sofia, geboren in Rom, ist Sängerin, Pianistin und Komponistin und musikalisch in London und Wien groß geworden. Ihre Musik ist eine sehr persönliche Fusion von Klassik, Jazz, Folk und zeitgenössischer Musik.
KS Hilde Zadek, Burga Schwarzbach, Harald Ossberger, Olga Warla, Phyllis Selleck, The Purcell School of Music, Hilde Blasl (Wien, London)
ORF Österreich, RAI Italien, CBS New York, NBC, WDR Deutschland, Austrophon Wien, Böcklin - Studios, Preiser Records.