A graduate of The Juilliard College Pre-Faculty, the Conservatoire de Paris, and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the place she studied with Minhye Clara Kim, Philippe Muller, and Nicolas Altstaedt, Sophia just lately obtained her Artist Diploma at The Juilliard College and Columbia College, in New York Metropolis.
She additionally labored in recent times beneath the mentorship of French cellist Gautier Capuçon as a laureate of the Louis Vuitton Basis “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle.” The specialised program allowed her to participate in six public masterclasses and live shows along with her mentor — which had been broadcast internationally on Medici.television and Radio France.
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & GAUTIER CAPUÇON | SHOSTAKOVICH | PRELUDE | FOUNDATION LOUIS VUITTON | 2017
As well as, she has made solo appearances on the Berliner Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Zürich, Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Cité de la Musique, Victoria Corridor, St. Martin-In-The-Fields, The Chicago Cultural Heart, and Alice Tully Corridor. She has additionally carried out at worldwide festivals, together with The Kronberg Academy Cello Pageant, The Seiji Ozawa Worldwide Academy, The Piatigorsky Worldwide Cello Pageant, and Pageant Napa Valley.
Sophia additionally has a powerful conviction for integrating classical music and the cello with visible artwork, movie, pictures, and vogue, which is usually seen in a lot of her performances, and he or she has been dressed by and collaborated with numerous luxurious manufacturers together with Harry Winston, Pomellato, Salvatore Ferragamo, Morgane le Fay, and Alexis Bittar.
All through her shortly blossoming profession, she has additionally labored very carefully with many up to date dancers, together with current initiatives and collaborations with dancers and choreographers from the American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and the Atlanta Ballet. She additionally frequently collaborates with the San Francisco-based queer ballet troupe Ballet22 — whose focus is on breaking dance’s ingrained gender identification, physique kind, and race normative traditions. In 2019 she based the cello/dance ensemble Duo Femaura.
She additionally carried out with dancer Jamaii Melvin and pianist Noreen Polera within the opening season of The Violin Channel Vanguard Live performance Collection.
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR, JAMAII MELVIN & NOREEN POLERA | PIAZZOLLA | LE GRAND TANGO | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & NOREEN POLERA | RACHMANINOFF CELLO SONATA IN G MINOR | 3RD MVT | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
Sophia can be an lively social media fanatic — and on Instagram has amassed greater than 28,000 followers. Her social posts are identified for the visible exploration of her musician’s life, her vogue and health, and her love of visible artwork, pictures, and journey.
In 2018, she was additionally appointed as an official GEWA Music Artist, in Germany, and designed a particular hand-drawn GEWA Air cello case — which has now turn into her well known signature piece.
Sophia speaks English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, and German. “I used to be raised by Cuban and Chinese language mother and father and grew up hopping round between New York, Paris, and Berlin, so I suppose I inevitably picked up a number of issues,” she just lately instructed a Spanish information outlet.
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR, JAMAII MELVIN & NOREEN POLERA | PIAZZOLLA | OBLIVION | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & NOREEN POLERA | CHOPIN | NOCTURNE | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & NOREEN POLERA | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV | CAPTURED BY THE NIGHTINGALE | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & JAMAII MELVIN | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G MAJOR | PRELUDE | THE VIOLIN CHANNEL VANGUARD CONCERTS | 2021
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & DANIELA HLIN | RACHMANINOFF | VOCALISE | BERLIN PHILHARMONIE | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR | BACH | CELLO SUITE NO. 6 IN D MAJOR | PRELUDE | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & DANIELA HLIN | DEBUSSY CELLO SONATA | BERLIN PHILHARMONIE | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST SOPHIA BACELAR & DANIELA HLIN | FRANK BRIDGE CELLO SONATA | BERLIN PHILHARMONIE | 2017
Academics: Philippe Muller | Nicolas Altstaedt | Joel Krosnick | Minhye Clara Kim
Colleges: Conservatoire de Paris | Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin | The Juilliard College
Web site: www.sophiabacelar.com