Wed 8 January 2020
Main Auditorium, The Venue
Sophie Kauer - cello
Alison Rhind - piano
Programme to include:
Shostakovich – Cello Sonata
Sophie was born in London in 2001 to a German-British family. She began cello lessons at the age of eight and entered the preparatory division of the Royal Academy of Music in London just eighteen months later. During her seven years at the Academy she held a scholarship and, by the age of sixteen, had won all prizes open to her, including the Senior Cello Prize, the Norma Simpson Lower Strings Prize and the Chamber Prize. Sophie has been a private pupil of renowned cello teacher Melissa Phelps since the age of fifteen.
Sophie has already performed in several countries including Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Italy, as well as across the UK. She has been fortunate to receive masterclass tuition from cellists such as Johannes Goritzki, Andreas Brantelid, Henrik Brendstrup, Raphael Wallfisch and Guy Johnston.
Alison Rhind is recognised as one of the leading collaborative pianists specialising in the repertoire for piano and strings.
Free admission, no booking required.