Sophia Jaffé

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sophia-jaffeSophia Jaffé has been known for many years to the classical music world as a brilliant violinist and a sincere, skilful musician, delighting audiences and press at home and abroad with her great musicality.

Born into a musical family, Sophia gave her first public performance aged seven in the Berlin Philharmonie’s chamber music hall. Her teachers were her parents, Prof. Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam and Prof. Stephan Picard at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin.
She won numerous prizes in international competitions, such as Leopold Mozart Competition in Augsburg, Concours de Genève, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.

Since then she has performed as a soloist with many renowned orchestras in Europe and conductors like Marek Janowski, Walter Weller, Zdenek Macal, Sir Mark Elder, Dennis Russell Davies, Michael Sanderling, Lothar Zagrosek.
Being also a very devoted chamber musician, she regularly plays in different ensembles and has recorded various Cds in the last years.

Since 2011 she has held a professorship at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts – Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst – and she also teaches at the Precollege program at the Kronberg Academy.