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Sophie Vroegop

Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (The Netherlands)
Sophie Vroegop was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and started violin lessons at the age of 5 with Anneke Schilt and Hans Scheepers. She had the opportunity to start playing in orchestras very early and from the age of 8 she started playing string quartet, kindling her love for ensemble playing and chamber music at an early stage. After finishing secondary school, she went on to study history and archaeology in Scotland. At university, she won a classical music scholarship for 4 consecutive years, allowing her to take weekly violin and viola lessons with W. Baxter, M. Beeston and F. Hetherington. She then moved on to study viola with Mikhail Zemtsov at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL). Sophie has attended many music festivals, such as the Orlando Festival (NL), Burg Feistritz Masterclasses (AT) and Perfezionamento Musicale in Cividale del Friuli (IT) and followed masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Isabelle van Keulen, Alexander Zemtsov, Julia Dinerstein and Garth Knox.

Sophie has a keen interest in research and sharing ideas. In her academic studies she was able to study history, archaeology and cultural heritage. She is currently undertaking artistic research a part of her masters degree in viola at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, focusing on the artistic implications of performing for Youtube.