Sophia Jaffé
Germany, °1980
VIOLIN 2005 : Third Prize
Born in a musical family in Berlin, Sophia Jaffé has given public performances from the age of seven and has received various prizes at national and international violin competitions, including 2003 Leopold Mozart competition in Augsburg, 2004 Concours de Genèva. In 2005, she won the German Music Competition Berlin and the third prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

As a soloist and chamber musician, she plays concerts and recitals at music festivals such as, Rheingau Musik-Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, Flaneries Musicals de Reims (France), Moravian Autumn. Her concerts brought her, besides European countries, also to Chile, Japan and USA. Sophia Jaffé has appeared in the London Cadogan Hall, in Jerusalem, Prague Rudolfinum a Shenzhen (China), Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg (Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg) and Konzerthaus Wien (Bruckner Orchester Linz).

Sophia Jaffé regularly cooperates with numerous European orchestras and conductors, such as the Radio Orchestra Berlin (Marek Janowski), Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Dennis Russell Davies), Hallé Orchestra Manchester (Rory Macdonald), National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium (Gilbert Varga), Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin (Lothar Zagrosek), Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague (Vladimír Válek), Czech Philharmonic (Leoš Svárovský) and I Solisti Veneti (Claudio Scimone).

Forthcoming concerts include the Symphonie Orchester Basel and D. R. Davies, RSO Berlin and Marek Janowski, Metropolitan State Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and a tour with the Brno Philharmonic to Japan.

As a prizewinner of the German Music Council, in 2009 the label Genuin classics released her CD with music by Beethoven, Bartók and Suk, with piano accompaniment by Björn Lehmann.

Sophia Jaffé was first taught by her parents Nora and Abraham Jaffé. She later received lessons from Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam and studied with Stephan Picard 1998-2006 at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Since 2006 Sophia has been teaching the violin there.
Final (24/05/2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 3 in E flat major op. 12/3
Javier Torres Maldonado Obscuro etiamtum lumine
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77
Sophia Jaffé, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Björn Lehman, pianist accompanist

Récital (13/05/2005)

Hans Sluijs I Quattro Elementi
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in G major op. 27/5
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor op. 28
Sergey Prokofiev Violin sonata n. 1 in F minor op. 80
Sophia Jaffé, violin
Björn Lehman, pianist accompanist

Concerto (10/05/2005)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Sophia Jaffé, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Goodwin
First round (01/05/2005)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 3 in C major BWV 1005
Antonín Dvořák Concerto in A minor op. 53
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 1 in E major
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 5 in A minor
Sophia Jaffé, violin
Björn Lehman, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Voice 2023
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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