Sophie Langdon

SOPHIE LANGDON is one of Britain’s leading violinists. She has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and the Berlin Radio Orchestra. She broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3, has appeared at most

of Britain’s music festivals, and is a familiar figure on London’s concert platforms. Langdon has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, appeared at most of Britain’s music festivals and on London’s major concert platforms. Her CD recordings include the Ethel Smyth Concerto for violin and horn on the Chandos label, and two volumes of Spohr violin and harp music with harpist Hugh Webb on the Naxos label – both of which were released to critical acclaim.

Langdon’s studies were at the Royal Academy of Music, Juilliard School, Curtis Institute and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She obtained many scholarships and prizes. With Trio Zingara, she was a winner at the Munich International Competition in 1981.

Recognised as a violinist and musician of great versatility, Sophie is active in many different spheres: as chamber player, soloist and recitalist, orchestral leader and director, and teacher. Langdon is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music.