(taken from the Edition 4, 28 December 2007 of PRESTO)
The orchestra is thrilled to welcome the very talented Sophie Mathison to perform with the orchestra in Shining Star. At only 16 Sophie is a feature soloist for the much anticipated Christmas concert, “Shining Star” performing Beethoven’s “Romance in F”.
Eleven years of schooling at St Hilda’s coupled with the guidance of music teacher Ben Singh and lots of individual hard work has brought Sophie to where she is today. not only does Sophie play the violin, viola, piano and clarinet she has performed with several groups such as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and the QLD state honors band. Sophie began playing the violin at the age of 7 and says she has always loved performing a wide range of musical styles on the Gold Coast. Sophie will also join the first violin section for the entirety of the concert.