Sofia Kirwan-Baez

           Soprano           

Sofia Kirwan-Baez

Soprano

A superb singer-actress, the Anglo-Venezuelan soprano flounced feistily and raced through the coloratura flights with polish and panache.

OPERA | ORATORIO | BAROQUE | CONTEMPORARY | JAZZ

ABOUT SOFIA

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[Sofia dancing]

Anglo-Venezuelan soprano Sofia Kirwan-Baez is a Kathleen Ferrier semi-finalist, a Josephine Baker Trust artist, a Sybil Tutton Award holder (2022) and a recipient of the Musicians’ Company Award (2023). She is a Young Artist on the National Opera Studio’s (NOS) Global Talent Programme, generously supported by Lionel and Marylynn Anthony. Operatic roles include Elle La Voix Humaine, Adina Elisir d’Amore, Eurydice Orpheus in the Underworld and World premieres of works by Jasper Dommett, Marco Galvani and Toby Young. Concert work comprises Handel’s Messiah (Nevill Holt 2022), Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (Birmingham Cathedral, MAC Birmingham), Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Monteverdi’s Vespers (Cadogan Hall), Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Dixit Dominus (Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford). She made her Wigmore Hall debut in September 2023 as part of their 2023 French Song Exchange.

Sofia began her musical studies with the violin in El Sistema in Caracas (Venezuelan). She later started playing the piano, continuing both instruments in the Périgueux Conservatoire. Sofia studied Music at Oxford University and Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where she was supported by Rotary International. Sofia was a Huffner Scholar supported by the Sir Gordon Palmer Scholarship in the Royal College of Music Opera School and is a winner of the RCM’s Concerto Competition (2021).

Sofia is also an experienced jazz singer and pianist and can often be found playing piano at the Dorchester or the Savoy Hotels in London. Prior to this, she has performed in piano lounges and cabaret acts around the UK and Europe. She released her debut album in 2021 featuring her own compositions, Take One and a Half, where she plays and sings.

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Sofia performs Puccini's 'Quando m'en vo' (La Bohème) at the National Opera Studio, accompanied by Jacob Swindells (2023).

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

22
Jun

'When I go to sleep' – Art Song Recital with Darius Latham Koenig

  • St. Johns Church, Hyde Park Crescent London W2 2QD, England View on Map
    2024-06-22
    19:30 - 21:15
    27
    Jul

    La Bohème – Longborough Festival Opera

  • Longborough Festival Opera New Banks Fee, Longborough, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0QF, England View on Map
    2024-07-27
    17:00 - 18:00
    30
    Jul

    La Bohème – Longborough Festival Opera

  • Longborough Festival Opera New Banks Fee, Longborough, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0QF, England View on Map
    2024-07-30
    17:00 - 18:00
    01
    Aug

    La Bohème – Longborough Festival Opera

  • Longborough Festival Opera New Banks Fee, Longborough, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0QF, England View on Map
    2024-08-01
    17:00 - 18:00
    03
    Aug

    La Bohème – Longborough Festival Opera

  • Longborough Festival Opera New Banks Fee, Longborough, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 0QF, England View on Map
    2024-08-03
    17:00 - 18:00