Italian pianist Sofia Sacco played extensively throughout Europe and the UK

She has appeared as a soloist in more than 60 recitals in Italy, Germany, Spain and Belgium, with latest appearances at prestigious venues including Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Gohliser Schlösschen in Leipzig, Pushkin House in London, Villa Reale in Monza, Fazioli Concert Hall, Centro Cultural Retiro in Madrid.

She also appeared with the Pollini Symphony Orchestra, the Audentia Ensemble, Orchestra delle Tre Venezie, Timía Chamber Orchestra under the baton of G. Medeossi, Ryan Bair, Otis Lineham. Sofia has placed first at various competitions, including the Bach International Music Competition, the Crescendo International Piano Competition and A. Baldi International Piano Competition. In 2021 she was awarded both a DipRom and the Francis Simms Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.

Passionate about polyphonic music, Sofia's first CD release features the 24 Preludes and Fugues Op 87 by Dimitri Shostakovich. Sofia began playing the piano at the age of six in Italy with A. Silva and M. Ferrati, and moved to the UK in 2019 to study at the Academy as a scholarship student with R. Hayroudinoff. After completing her Master of Arts and Professional Diploma, Sofia was appointed Hodgson Fellow at the Academy.

Inquisitive and widely curious, Sofia also graduated in Physics at the University of Padua. Alongside her performing career, Sofia is an enthusiastic teacher, and she currently holds a teaching position at the Trinity Music Academy and Queen’s College in London as well as teaching a Professional Skills Class at the Academy as part of her fellowship.

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