Sophie is a U.K. based professional harpist. With years of experience, Sophie is committed to adding that special touch to your occasion!
Originally hailing from the Shetland Islands, Sophie draws influence from her traditional roots but also harbours a passion for contemporary music, ranging anywhere from Berio to Bowie. Since graduating with a first class honours from the Royal Northern College in 2016, Sophie has enjoyed a vibrant and diverse freelance career. As a soloist, Sophie has had the pleasure to perform all over the country at venues including the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, the Byer’s Theatre in St. Andrew’s and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery. She was also twice featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune,’ programme and has twice been finalist and runner up in the Future Blend project. Furthermore, Sophie was a finalist in the Royal Northern College of Music’s Gold Medal competition, the highest accolade the college awards for solo performance. As a versatile ensemble player, Sophie has collaborated with a number of different musicians - Some personal highlights have been performing Berio’s folk songs, playing as part of a big band and performing Max Richter’s ‘Vivaldi’s four seasons: recomposed’ with Cosmo Strings. Sophie has a wealth of experience performing at weddings, corporate dinners and birthday celebrations. The harp adds a touch of grace and elegance to any occasion and Sophie will work with you personally to make these moments unforgettable.
Repertoire List Musicals/Opera • Close Every Door – Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat • I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables • Love Changes Everything – Aspects of Love • As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver • O Mio Babbino Caro - Gianni Schicchi • All I Ask Of You – Phantom of the Opera • Sunrise,Sunset – Fiddler on the Roof • Younger than Springtime – South Pacific • My Favourite Things – The Sound of Music • Send in The Clowns – Barbara Streisand Film Soundtracks • Ladies in Lavender – Nigel Hess • Moon River – Henry Mancini • Beauty and the Beast – Celine Dion • Braveheart – James Horner • Schindler’s List – John Williams • Somewhere over the Rainbow – Judy Garland • The Rose – Bette Midler • Cavatina - Beauty and the Beast - A whole New World - Aladdin - Someday My Prince will Come - Snow White Glasgow Love Scene - Craig Armstrong Portuguese Love Theme - Craig Armstrong Balcony Scene (Romeo & Juliet) - Craig Armstrong Feather Theme - Forrest Gump Popular • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri • All of Me – John Legend • Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen • I just Called to say I love You – Stevie Wonder - I’m yours - Jason Mraz • Someone Like You – Adele • You Raise Me Up – Westlife • The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler • Misty – Errol Garner • The Twelfth of Never – Elvis Presley • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley • Have I told you Lately – Van Morrison Love Story – Taylor Swift Kiss me - Ed Sheehan Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran Photograph - Ed Sheeran Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake All you need is love - the Beatles Here comes the sun - the Beatles Jar of hearts - `Christina Peri Five years time - Noah & the Whale On A day Like This - Elbow Somewhere only we Know - Keane Flying high - Jem Kissing you - Des’Ree Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell A case of you - Joni Mitchell Classical • Prelude In C – J.S Bach • Canon in D - Pachalbel • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana • Gitana – Alphonse Hasselmans • Nataliana – Deborah Henson Conant • Fantasie for Harp – Saint-Saens • Nocturne in F minor – M.GlinkA - River Flows in You - Yiruma
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