Sophie Bright grew up with jazz playing in the big band Dai Kimoto & Swing Kids in Switzerland. She performed at jazz festivals and jam sessions in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, UK, Russia and Malaysia. Thanks to her teacher Fredi Sonderegger she discovered passion for classical music, winning her first solo with an orchestra when she was 12. As a soloist Sophie won numerous classical and jazz competitions and received awards, such as United Classics Golden Key Trophy, the Beringer Jazz Award, the EMCY 2021 prize and  the 1st prize in the Lions European competition Thomas Kuti 2023. She was semi-finalist ins everal international competitions, including Prague Spring 2023 and Aeolus 2023Sophie received the special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary piece at the Aeolus 2023. She was featured on Swiss radio SRF2 as both classical and jazz young talent. Sophie studies with Ian Bousfield at the Hochschule für Künste Bern.

Sophie performs with trombone and ocassionally trumpet in various settings – often as soloist, in classical or jazz duets and with the swing group Coniglio Connection for lindy hop dancers.  For example:

Thank you: Lionsclub Bern-Wohlensee

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