Sofia Yatsyuk

Concert Master - Violinist

Sofia Yatsyuk began playing the violin at the Ternopil Academy of Music in Ukraine at the age of six. In 2006 she joined the Junior Royal Academy in London and was offered a place at the Purcell School of Music with a full scholarship under the Government's Music and Dance Scheme, where she was taken on by Evgeny Grach. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is currently in the second year of her Master's Degree at McGill with Axel Strauss. Sofia has given solo performances in major venues across Europe, including a recital at Giuseppe Tartini's house in Slovenia broadcasted on national Slovenian television, Civico Museo in Trieste, Italy and Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK. Her increasing passion for orchestral music has led her to perform with Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner, Marin Alsop, Robin Ticciati and Semyon Bychkov, with performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Watford Colosseum, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle, Hampton Court Palace in London, The Great Hall of the People in Beijing and the Oriental Art Centre in Shanghai. Sofia is currently the concertmaster of Sinfonia de L'Ouest and has given various solo performances with the orchestra for their 2018 Summer Season on the West Island and Bromont. She is also a member of Orchestre Nouvelle Generation in Montreal.