Biography

Sophie Bright – 16-year-old trombonist who studies music in Switzerland. Sophie grew up with jazz as she travelled the world with the big band "Dai Kimoto & Swing Kids”. Collecting the energizing experiences of international culture, 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 she won her first solo with St. Gallen chamber orchestra, and since then soloed with several other orchestras. Sophie is winner of the United Classics Golden Key trophy 2018, the Beringer Jazz Award 2019, the FINALE SJMW and other music competitions. Today she performs with trombone and trumpet in various settings, often with the swing quintet "Coniglio Connection" for lindy hop dancing community. Since autumn 2019 Sophie studies with Professor Ian Bousfield at the Hochschule für Künste Bern. 

Sophie performs as a soloist and with small formations, for example:

Thank you: Lionsclub Bern-Wohlensee (current scholarship holder), Lyra (scholarship in 2016-2018), financial support for piano accompaniment from M.M.Huldi Stiftung (2017 and 2019). 

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