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Sofia Kirwan-Baez

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About Sofia

Sofia is a seasoned opera, jazz and pop singer as well as piano lounge performer, playing and singing regularly in venues around the World.
Singer (soprano)
London
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Sofia is a highly acclaimed soprano with a repertoire ranging from the baroque era to more contemporary styles. Her operatic performances are said to have "sizzled and enticed" (GScene 2020) and her voice has been described as "incredible and mesmerising" (Oxford Events Office). Now based in London, Sofia has performed around the World. She is an Anglo-Venezuelan singer and pianist. After spending most of her teenage years in France, she moved to the UK to study music at Oxford. She then went on to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to do a vocal Masters and will be joining the Royal College of Music's Opera School in September. Since she started playing the piano, she always adored writing personalised songs and has been keeping that up in parallel to her opera singing. At University, she committed more seriously to the piano bar scene, and since then, she has been doing her own arrangements of jazz, pop, folk and rock songs in venues around the World (London, Florence, Cardiff, New York, etc.). At home in a diverse stylistic range of music spanning Renaissance to contemporary repertoire, she has created roles in operas by Marco Galvani (Autopilot Saves Model S) and Toby Young (Witch!). Other operatic roles have included Juno (The Fairy Queen), Cis (Albert Herring), and the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience. A seasoned choral musician, Sofia has performed with groups including Genesis Sixteen, St John’s College Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, and the BBC National Chorus of Wales. Her concert appearances have included Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and Vivaldi's Gloria. She is the ideal performer for Weddings, Anniversaries, Proposals, Funerals, personalised song-writing needs, piano lounges... and she is wonderful at taking requests!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Karaoke, Ambient pop, Vintage, Funk, French music, Latin, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Originals
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Virtual event, Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Arranger, Actor, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

NON-CLASSICAL (scroll down for classical!)
Georgia
What a difference a day makes
Your song
Don't let the sun go down on me
What a wonderful world
Hotel California
Girl from Ipanema
A guy what takes his time
A thousand years
Africa
Ain't no sunshine
Alfonsina y el mar
All of me
American Pie
As time goes by
Autumn leaves
Beauty and the Beast
Besame mucho
Best day
Bewitched bothered and bewildered
Blowing in the wind
Bohemian Rhapsody
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Broken strings
Budapest
Call me maybe
Can you feel the love tonight
City of stars
Come away with me
Creep
Crocodile rock
Dancing queen
Don't it make my brown eyes blue
Don't know why
Don't worry, be happy
Dream on
Every breath you take
Feeling good
Fields of Gold
First time ever I saw your face
Forget you
Hallelujah
Hand in my pocket
Hey Jude
High & Dry
Hit the Road Jack
Hot N Cold
How deep is your love
How do I live
Hymne à l'amour
I kissed a girl
I know you by heart
I look at you
I see the light
I will always love you
I will survive
I'll be seeing you
Imagine
Je l'aime à mourir
Jolene
Killing me softly with his song
Kisses sweeter than wine
Knocking on heaven's door
La bohème
La Javanaise
La vie en rose
Lately
Lay all your love on me
Let it be
Let it go
Mad world
Maybe it's time to let the old ways die
Miss Celie's Blues
More than words
Mr Brightside
My cherie, amor
My immortal
My life
My man
Nearness of you
New York, New York
Nightingale
No surprises
Part of your World
Piano man
Pieces
Radioactive
Rocket man
Scarborough fair
Shake the disease
She
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Sk8ter boy
Skyfall
Smile
Someone like you
Something stupid
Somewhere only we know
SONG
Song bird
Stairway to Heaven
Summertime
Sunrise
Sweet Child of Mine
Take 5
Te extraño
Thank U
That don't impress me much
The House of the Rising Sun
The Scientist
The winner takes it all
Tiny Dancer
To make you feel my love
Use me
Venezuela
Verdad Amarga
Vienna
Volare
Walkin' after midnight
We danced
What are you doing the rest of your life
What you're made of
Wonderwall
Yellow
You are beautiful
You don't know what love is
You make me feel like a natural woman
You raise me up
Your song
CLASSICAL:
Chacun le sait
Helas, mon coeur sensible et tendre (Iphigenie en Aulide)
Ach ich fühl's (Magic Flute)
Quel guardo il cavalier (Don Pasquale)
Semplicetta, la saetta (Imeneo)
Vague perle (Agrippina)
Deh, nasconditi o Virtù
Batti batti (Don Giovanni)
Deh vieni non tardar (Nozze di Figaro)
Dove sono (Nozze di Figaro)
Porgi amor (Nozze di Figaro)
Si, ma d'un altro amore (Ascanio in Alba)
Vedrai carino (Don Giovanni)
Si, mi chiamano Mimi (La bohème)
Donde lieta usci (La bohème)
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Sul fil d'un soffio etesio (Falstaff)
Exsultate Jubilate (Exsultate Jubilate)
Tu virginum corona (Exsultate Jubilate)
Alleluia (Exsultate Jubilate)
This is just a snippet – there's a lot more!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

How versatile my performances are, and how much I listen to what the audience wants, without ever sacrificing the integrity of each piece.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, OSO Arts Centre, Christ Church Cathedral (Oxford), Four Seasons Hotel (Florence)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Renee Fleming, Djavan, Eva Cassidy, Billy Joel, Mercedes Sosa, Coldplay, Madonna, Mozart, Lady Gaga... you name it!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I was the soloist performer for Oxford University's prestigious Encaenia ceremony. I also sung the Mozart Requiem with the BBC National Chorus of Wales in the Royal Albert Hall.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just let me know and we will work things out! I work on a case by case basis.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely! I have playlists for all your needs.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would need about half an hour (minimum) to set up. Ideally, an hour would be great.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes! I adore requests!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have a keyboard that I can bring but is not included in the fee of the performance. It is preferable to have a piano/keyboard at the venue. The rest (microphone, PA, etc.) I can bring.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am more than happy to learn any piece before the event and send samples.

Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£510
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Helen C, 3 years ago

I booked Sofia for an event along with another singer, Sofia was amazing in helping with all the arrangements and liasing with the other artist, she was warm and friendly and her performance was outstanding, her voice was amazing and she is beautiful as well! I highly recommend. Thank you so much Sofia, I am so grateful, Helen x

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