Sophie Serafino

Sophie Serafino

Violinist, Singer, Songwriter and Model

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Sophie Serafino is a violinist, and also a singer and songwriter, with a unique blend of pop music. The style evolved after years of experimentation with many musical genres, has been described as entirely unique. Sophie mixes world music and impressionistic sounds with funk, dance and classically inspired strings.

22nd May 2006

From classical violinist to rockchick, Sophie Serafino has more than one string to her bow. Now she adds Black+White model to the list. The latest issue of the edgy photography and culture magazine features Serafino in a daring eight-page shoot. Photographer Gino Nalini photographed Sophie in the Blue Mountains and on Sydney's Balmoral Beach.

Sophie will be in London from the 28th June to study with Peter Takeno, head of Strings at the Guildhall School of Music London, during the semester break from the Sydney Conservatorium, where she is a student of Professor Goetz Richter. Public performances will be announced via her website- she will perform solo- dates to be announced, and with her band including Lark in the Park- Islington (21st July) and The Wilmington, London (26th July).

Sophie is in recording both with her new solo violin project, and her band Violesque. Violesque sold out the Vanguard last October, and recently packed it once again on the 1st April. They will not perform again until late 2006, when they will present material from their forthcoming album.

Sophie will give a Public Recital on Wednesday 4th October in the Recital Hall East of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In the meantime she will concentrate on study and take time to develop her unique style further.

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April 2006

Who says solo violin rhymes with classical only? Sophie Serafino is a violinist, and also a singer and songwriter, with a unique blend of pop music. The style, which evolved after years of experimentation with many styles, has been described as entirely unique. Sophie mixes world music sounds with funk, pop and classically inspired strings. Sophie performs with her 7-piece band Violesque, and her pop solo violin act. A student of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she also performs classically on occasion. Sophie and her band have performed in Sydney and Melbourne selling out some of the best venues around including the Vanguard and the Metro in Sydney. Her solo violin act has been described as "cutting edge virtuoso- pop violinist: a sophisticated performer". Performing her own arrangements of the classics and her own original compositions, there is nothing out there on the market that looks, sounds and moves like Sophie. Her solo act has taken her to high profile events from Sydney charity events to corporate launches including the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation at the Stamford Plaza Hotel Double Bay 2003, Make A Wish Foundation Dinner Double Bay 2003, and The Georg Jensen Master Diamond Collection Launch Melbourne 2005. After her first four recordings, including Colliding Worlds (MGM 2004), Sophie is now in recording with her band Violesque and is also preparing to launch her first solo violin album, so keep your eye out for news and previews.

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