Sophie Till

British violinist Sophie Till has been working with Edna Golandsky translating the Taubman piano technique onto the violin. Sophie is head of the string department at Marywood University, PA and Director of the Marywood String Project where, under Edna Golandsky’s guidance, she has been developing the Taubman approach for string players at all levels. Sophie studied with Zakhar Bron and Charles Treger and has degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, London and the UMass Amherst. She is currently working on a PhD at the University of Leeds in the UK. Sophie has been on the faculty of the Royal College of Music Junior Department and at Eton College. She has presented numerous recitals in England and the US and on tour in France, Germany, India, South America and East Africa. Her strong interest in young musicians has led her to combine recital tours with master classes, workshops and international chamber music events for young players. She is also on the faculty of the Performing Arts Institute, an international summer program for high school students in PA. Concerto performances include appearances with the European Community Chamber Orchestra and London Schubert Players. Sophie was the 2004 recipient of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship and a 2005 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Award, both for her work on the complete Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas with Ron Stabinsky. In 2008 they recorded the sonatas in concert for a series of three radio programs for WVIA FM. Sophie and Ron have been featured on WVIA television performing Beethoven and in 2009 gave the opening concert for the new high definition TV theater with their program “More than Encores.”

Sophie Till