Sophie Wedell – baroque violin


Sophie Wedell divides her time between solo, chamber music and orchestral playing as a permanent member of the “Orchestra of the 18th Century”. She is currently working on her CD debut: “Cantatas of the 18th century”. Released at the end of 2020, her recent performances of Schnittke à la Haydn’s Moz-Art with Maestro Hidemi Suzuki and her orchestra show a fusion of 20th century music with period instruments. It illustrates her enthusiasm for exploring the limitless possibilities of the violin. Curiosity brought her to exploring music to perform, ranging from the Baroque period to contemporary repertoire at renowned festivals and venues across Europe. The Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Resonanzen Festival Vienna, Heidelberger Frühling and the ECLAT Festival are just a few of the well-known names. Sophie strives to create engaging and personal concert experiences. This has earned her and her Ensemble Arava the first prize and audience award at the International Competition for Concert Presentation 2017 in Frankfurt. The ensemble has also won a special prize at the International HIF Biber Competition 2017 and is regularly invited to perform at international festivals. Sophie has been one of the few selected young artists to be supported by the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation since 2019. in Amsterdam. The foundation lends her a beautiful Italian violin, made by Gioffredo Cappa in Turin, around 1700. More info: