Pop Singer, Violinist and Songwriter Sophie Serafino is a world renowned performer. Born in London, United Kingdom and raised in Sydney, Australia, Sophie has given more than 500 solo performances around the globe. After attaining her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Sydney Conservatorium (Violin Major) and the Associate & Licentiate Diplomas of Music in Violin Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board, Sophie’s travel to distant locations for performances in cities in the middle east and Europe drew her into the world of theatrical performances, dance, pop, middle eastern and modern classical music. Sophie has worked with EMI and Warner Music Artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus, Josh Groban and The Veronicas, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed at the Emirates Palace in Sao Paolo Brazil, the Bahraini Royal Family and Australian Ambassador of Turkey, and Crown Prince & Princess Mary & Frederik of Denmark. Her most recent release, The Gold Violin, was produced by Peter Malick via Skype sessions from Los Angeles to Turkey while Sophie was located in Istanbul. The Gold Violin was launched at Sydney Opera House in 2011 and in the same year, Sophie relocated to Alberta Canada.
Since relocating, Sophie has performed with members of the Canadian Tenors, Chantal Kreviazuk, Juno award winner Jarvis Church (Philosopher Kings), Juno award winner Keshia Chante, Dan Hill, Mark Masri, and Juno-Award winning guitarists Pavlo & Oscar Lopez. Sophie spent most of 2013 writing and recording two new albums. The two albums, an instrumental entitled Temptress and a vocal album entitled Touch include co-writes with Canadian writers including Grammy & Juno Award winner Dan Hill, Amy Sky and Pavlo among others. The instrumental was co-produced by Pavlo and Rob Wells, and the vocal album by Rob Wells. Both are set to be released in 2014. A permanent resident of Canada since 2012, Sophie was White Hatted by Calgary Stampede on stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Calgary in April 2013, and received The Women of Vision Award from Global Television Edmonton Canada in 2014.
Sophie is an Ambassador of Ovarian Cancer Canada and Founder & Co-Chair of Every Woman Foundation (Australia and Canada). Every Woman Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day with their signature event Every Woman Festival, and provides various volunteer outreach programs. Click here for more information. Sophie also supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta and has been a ‘Heart Hero’ for The Heart Truth Fashion Show Calgary in 2012 and 2014, donating performances. Sophie Serafino Entertainment Inc regularly supports community and charity events.
The Edmonton Journal, Canada: “A tour de force”
The Calgary Herald, Canada: “Sophie Serafino is a show-stopper!”
The Australian Times London: “What the critics keep raving about is how intelligent and soulful her playing is”
Sydney Morning Herald Australia: “refreshing – not only plays the violin but sings with amazing clarity”
The Milliyet Newspaper Turkey: “Serafino tells a story that will keep the audience entertained”
Daily Telegraph: “Serafino has ‘inimitable style’ “
Sophie has performed in the following countries: