Sophie Bright was born in France and grew up with jazz in Switzerland, playing trombone in the big band Dai Kimoto & Swing Kids. Collecting the energizing international experiences, Sophie performed at jazz festivals and jam sessions in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, UK, Russia and Malaysia. In 2016 she discovered passion for classical music, thanks to her teacher Fredi Sonderegger. At 12 years old she won her first solo with St. Gallen chamber orchestra, and since then had the opportunity to perform with several other orchestras. As soloist Sophie is winner of the United Classics Golden Key Trophy, Jazz SJMW, the Beringer Jazz Award, four-times winner of the FINALE SJMW, finalist of OSEW and semi-finalist of the 4th International Soloist Competition Grenchen. Sophie received the EMCY 2021 prize and was featured on Swiss radio SRF2 and Téléthon France as both classical and jazz young talent. Currently Sophie studies with Ian Bousfield at the Hochschule für Künste Bern.
Sophie performs with trombone and trumpet in various settings – often as soloist or in classical or jazz duets (trombone with cello or piano) and with the swing sextet Coniglio Connection for lindy hop dancers. For example:
Thank you: Lionsclub Bern-Wohlensee (scholarship 2020-2022), Lyra (scholarship in 2016-2018), financial support for piano accompaniment from M.M.Huldi Stiftung (2017 and 2019).Download Press Sheet