Express yourself through the language of music.
Sofia Castillo BMus MMus
I am an enthusiastic and experienced teacher willing to share my passion with my students. All ages are welcome for tuition, as well as all standards as my teaching style is flexible. If you want to improve your playing or are preparing for an exam or if you just want to learn how to play for fun!
Sofia Castillo is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Master of Performance as a Doctor Knobel Fund Scholar with Sue Thomas, Celia Chambers and Stuart McIlwham. In 2011 she began studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Anna Noakes and Margaret Campbell. She has participated in masterclasses with flautists such as Paul Edmund Davies, Karen Jones, Denis Bouriakov or Michael Cox and in 2014 she was awarded a scholarship to attend William Bennett’s International Flute Summer Festival. Sofia was recently a finalist in the 2016 Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, London.
Sofia has performed at many of the major concert halls in London including Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Piccadilly. As a soloist she has performed at the Queen’s House, Regent Hall, Morden College, St Alfege Church and Blackheath Halls. Sofia has performed with orchestras including the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, YMSO, Royal Orchestral Society, Orion Orchestra, King’s College Chamber Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra working with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Nicholas Collon, Martin Andre, Garry Walker and Stephen Bell. Last summer she performed in the world premiere of the opera Errori by Philip Ashworth, in a tour of Italy with the International Opera Theatre Orchestra of Philadelphia.
She has premiered and recorded works by various composers and has done numerous recordings for short films and documentaries such as the BBC ‘Horizon’ programme. Sofia is part of the Astor Trio and Siegfried Camerata, who perform regularly across London.