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Sophia Jaffé

Sophia Jaffé

Born in a musical family in Berlin, Sophia Jaffé has given public performances from the age of seven and has received various prizes at national and international violin competitions, including 2003 Leopold Mozart competition in Augsburg, 2004 Concours de Genèva. In 2005, she won the German Music Competition Berlin and the third prize at Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. 

As a soloist and chamber musician, she plays concerts and recitals at music festivals such as, Rheingau Musik-Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, Flaneries Musicals de Reims (France), Moravian Autumn. Concerts brought her, besides European countries, also to Chile, Japan and USA. In 2008/09 season, Sophia Jaffé played her debuts in London Cadogan Hall, in Jerusalem, Prague Rudolfinum a Shenzhen (China).

 Sophia Jaffé regularly cooperates with numerous European orchestras and conductors, besides others with Radio Orchestra Berlin (Marek Janowski), Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Dennis Russell Davies), Hallé Orchestra Manchester (Sir Mark Elder), National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium (Walter Weller), Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin (Lothar Zagrosek), Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague (Vladimír Válek) and I Solisti Veneti (Claudio Scimone).

 During the 2009/10 season Sophia appeared, besides other venues, in Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg with Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, in Konzerthaus Wien with Bruckner Orchester Linz and D.R.Davies, at the Staatsoper Hannover with Neue Philharmonie Westfalen Recklinghausen.     

 The highlight of the 2010/11 season has been a world premiere of the violin concerto by contemporary Czech composer Slavomír Hořínka, with the Czech Philharmonic and Maestro Leoš Svárovský in Brno.

 Furthermore she is playing concerts with Sinfonie Orchester Basel and Dennis Russell Davies, Rundfunk Orchester Berlin and Marek Janowski, Tschaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Zdenek Macal.

 Her wide repertoire includes over 40 violin concertos from the baroque repertoire to the 20th century pieces. Ms. Jaffé playing is recorded in numerous TV programmes; she cooperates regularly with Deutschlandradio Berlin, WDR, SWR and the Czech Radio and TV.

 In 2009, Label GENUIN classics released Sophia Jaffé, as a prizewinner of the German Music Council, CD with music by Beethoven, Bartók and Suk, with Björn Lehmann, piano.

 Sophia Jaffé was first taught by her parents Nora and Abraham Jaffé. She later received lessons from Professor Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam and studied with Professor Stephan Picard at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin.

 From 2005-2011 she taught a violin class at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin and from October 2011 on, she is teaching as a violin professor at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.