Violist

Sophie Channon

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About Sophie

Violist
Cambridge
Violinist and Violist based in Cambridge looking for gigs in the region. Classical and pop, live or recorded.

I have been playing violin since I was 7 years old. Music performance doesn't run in the family, but a love of music does, so I was lucky to grow up listening to great music and was encouraged to make my own decisions about the music I liked as a teenager. I began playing viola at university, where there was a huge amount of ensemble playing going on. Here I gained experience behind the microphone, as well as in live performances, which led on to work with chart RnB artists such as Angel and Wretch 32, ultimately appearing on the BBC Live Lounge. I have also featured on several video game sound tracks. I love to play chamber music and currently play with 2 quarters locally. I also play orchestrally, having led the orchestra at university, and currently co-leading the viola section of the Cambridge Philharmonic.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Electro-Swing, EDM, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Triphop, Techno, Industrial, 1930s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Ceillidh, Gypsy jazz, Cabaret, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, World music, French music, German music
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Instruments:
Viola, Violin
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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