Sophia Anna Szokolay

Sophia Anna Szokolay, violin (Toronto, Canada), has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician across Canada, the United States, and Europe. She is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Borromeo Guest Artist Award, Fischoff, Plowman and Remember Enescu International Competitions. She served as associate concertmaster with Symphony in C, and has collaborated with notable composers such as Brett Dean, John Heiss, David Lugwig, Alyssa Weinberg and Jörg Widmann.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Sophia performed online for ICU hospital patients and their families across the United States with Project: Music Heals Us. Her other Community Engagement projects include Juilliard Morse teaching and Gluck performance Fellowships, curating music appreciation workshops at Lenox Hill Women’s Shelter with the Athena Quartet, engaging with primary school students through the Perlman Music Program, and leading as concertmaster with the Boston-based Eureka Ensemble in Sheltering Voices, a debut project supporting women experiencing homelessness and poverty through the healing power of music.

Sophia holds a B.M. from the New England Conservatory with a minor in music theory, and an M.M. from The Juilliard School, where she was a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Eric Ewazen. Her teachers include Catherine Cho, Victor Dancheko, Miriam Fried, Barry Shiffman and Donald Weilerstein. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019).