Sophie Wedell studied modern and Baroque violin with Anke Dill,
Ulf Schneider and Anne Röhrig in Stuttgart and Hannover, Germany,
where she completed her Master’s degree in 2016. Subsequently she
decided to follow her interest in Early Music and moved to the
Netherlands, where she is currently studying with Kati Debretzeni and
Walter Reiter. Further inspiration came from Mauricio Fuks, Daniel
Sepec, Eberhardt Feltz, François Fernandez and Enrico Gatti.
Her passion for chamber music brought her to play in various ensemble
formations. From 2011 to 2015 she was a founding member of the string
trio Trio Amun. In 2012, the trio received the Special Prize in the
International String Trio Competition Munich, and in 2014, they were
finalists of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. In 2013 she held a
scholarship from the chamber music festival “Heidelberger Frühling”
where she performed Jörg Widmann’s “Oktett” together with the composer.
Sophie believes that every era has brought forth amazing music that is
worth listening to. Hence she has always been an avid player of
contemporary music, taking part in an exchange program of the
composition classes of Tel Aviv and Stuttgart universities, as well as
performing in the ECLAT Festival, Stuttgart, in 2011. In 2013 she
performed and recorded the European premiere of Elliot Carter’s string
trio (2011) with Trio Amun.
Sophie is a (founding) member of ensemble Reflektor and of Orchester im
Treppenhaus; both ensembles aim for bold performance concepts off the
beaten track. She is a member of the Orchestra of the 18th century and
plays regularly with various free groups such as the northern Germany
based ensemble la Festa Musicale.