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Sofia Larsson (Soprano)

Born: England

The English soprano, Sofia Larsson, Sofia Larsson graduated with a first-class honours degree in Music from King’s College London in 2009 and completed the ENO Opera Works training programme in 2011. As the Drapers' Baroness de Turckheim Vocal Scholar she completed her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction and DipRAM in July 2013, studying with Philip Doghan and Audrey Hyland, She is in her final year at the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where she is studying with Dinah Harris as the Ruth West Scholar.

Sofia Larsson was a soloist for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series at the Royal Academy of Music. She performs regularly in concert venues across the UK. Recent and future concert highlights include George Frideric Handel's Messiah under John Lubbock (King's Place), J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) under Jeremy Jackman (St Johns' Smith Square), G.F. Handel's Theodora with Rachel Podgerand Brecon Baroque (Brecon Cathedral), J.S. Bach's Cantatas BWV 5 & BWV 41 under Masaaki Suzuki (Royal Academy of Music), W.A. Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate and Coronation Mass under Alexander Chaplin (St James', Piccadilly), Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream under David Hill (St Nicholas Church, Newbury - Southern Sinfonia), J.S. Bach's Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) under Paul Spicer (Lichfield Cathedral) and Haydn's Creation under John Henville (Arundel Cathedral).

Winner of the 2012 Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and a member of Song Circle at the Royal Academy of Music, Sofia Larsson is a keen recitalist. She has performed in Oxford's Christchurch Cathedral and Holywell Music Room as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival, Bristol's Colston Hall, Bath's Guildhall, Petersfield's Festival Hall, London's Queens' Gate Terrace and Charlton House. In Summer 2013 she was a Britten-Pears Young Artist in Aldeburgh where she worked on Schubert song with Christoph Prégardien, Malcolm Martineau and Richard Stokes. At the Royal Academy of Music, Sofia was awarded the Amanda von Lob Memorial Prize, the Andrew Sykes Prize and the Helen Eames Prize.

In March 2016 Sofia Larsson will sing the role of Ginevra in G.F. Handel's Ariodante as part of the London Handel Festival. She recently performed the title role in Gustav Holst's Savitri (British Youth Opera) and is currently covering the roles of Antonia and Giulietta for English Touring Opera's production of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. Previous operatic roles include Miss Wordsworth in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring (RCMIOS), Calisto in G.F. Handel's Giove in Argo (London Handel Festival), Pamina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (RCMIOS), cover Tartagliona in Jonathan Dove's The Little Green Swallow (British Youth Opera), Zerlina and Despina (Winterbourne Opera) and Bastienne in W.A. Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne (Grove Park Music Festival). In scenes Sofia has performed the roles of Susanna W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Marzelline in L.v. Beethoven's Fidelio, Magda in La Rondine, Angelica in Orlando, Romilda in Serse, Carolina in Il Matrimonio Segreto and Blanche in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites.

Sofia Larsson is incredibly grateful for the generous support, past and present, of the Maaike McInnes Charitable Trust, the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, the Countess of Munster Trust, the Kathleen Trust, a Sybil Tutton Opera Award and Ian Fleming Award administered by Help Musicians UK, the John Wates Charitable Trust, the Cosman Keller Art & Music Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and for scholarships to The North Sea Vocal Academy in Denmark and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh.

Source: Sofia Larsson Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Iain Ledingham


Audio: BWV 31 [2013], BWV 61 [2012]

Links to other Sites

Sofia Larsson - soprano (Official Website)
Sofia Larsson on Facebook

Soprano (The Cantata Choir)

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