Sophie Shao

Cello

 

Sophie received an Avery Fisher Career Grant at age 19, was a major prizewinner at the 2001 Rostropovich Competition, and a laureate of the XII Tchaikovsky Competition in 2002. She has appeared as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Sophie has performed at the Bard Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and at Union, Middlebury, and Vassar Colleges. She can be heard on EMI Classics, Bridge Records, and Albany Records, and recently released a double-CD set of the Bach Cello Suites. Sophie holds degrees from the Curtis Institute and Yale, and is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center.