Tea and a Tune with Sophie Rocks
September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
A recipient of the 2018 United Kingdom Harp Association Award, as a soloist, Sophie has had the pleasure to perform at venues all over the country including the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, Kraxton Studios in London, Shetland’s Mareel Arts Centre, The Usher Hall in Edinburgh and The National Gallery of Scotland.
Sophie was also honoured to be a finalist in the Royal Northern College of Music’s Gold Medal competition, the highest accolade the college awards for solo performance. Most recently, Sophie has been accepted onto Yehudi Menuhin’s ground-breaking scheme ‘Live Music Now’, which sends musicians to perform in schools, care homes, hospitals and day centres.
After a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival 2019 and a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in 2020, Sophie is touring her exciting new venture, ‘Notes from Shetland to Shanghai,’ internationally – a project inspired by music and poetry from across the globe alongside the emotional impact of migration.
– Suggested £5 donation, all proceeds go to the artists