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Sofia Silva Sousa


Member since 2020

‘I started learning music aged six in my hometown’s music school. What a journey it has been, and still there is more to learn, discover and share! I guess that hard work and passion for music have brought me here. But equally important was finding in the viola a voice of my own, a way of connecting with others and myself.’

Sofia Silva Sousa is a Portuguese viola player. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music (2018) where she studied with James Sleigh and Martin Outram, and a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Music (2020), having studied with Nathan Braude. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel since 2018, under the guidance of Miguel da Silva, where she is the recipient of a generous scholarship from an anonymous donor.

Sofia performed her solo debut concerto with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra in 2016, and the Orquestra Gulbenkian in 2018, after being awarded Prémio Maestro Silva Pereira (Portuguese Young Musician of the Year). Sofia is a member of the Tejo String Quartet, who will start an apprenticeship in 2020 at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris. Sofia became a Member of the LSO in 2020.