SOFIA PICCOLI - Flute & Wind Tutor
Sofia, born in Valdagno (Italy), started playing the flute at the age of 12. She studied at the “Progetto Musica” music school in Valdagno under Enrico Giacomin and Federica Giacomuzzi until she moved to the UK in 2018 to pursue her studies in Electronic Engineering.
During her time at “Progetto Musica” Sofia won fundings to organise an event for young people to discover orchestral playing and in her final year she also won a scholarship for her flute playing that allowed her to start taking up bassoon lessons.
Having achieved her DipABRSM in December 2021, Sofia is now studying towards her LRSM diploma. In the summer 2023 she achieved her BEng in Electronic Engineering at London South Bank University through an apprenticeship and is now working both as an engineer and as a Woodwinds teacher. Sofia strongly believes in education being free for all and to the highest standard, that all children should have access to both scientific and creative subjects and always be encouraged to pursue their passions.
Sofia regularly performs with the Hemel Symphony Orchestra, the Abbotts Langley Orchestra, the Aylesbury Vale Wind band and other orchestras and ensembles in the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area where she plays both the flute and the bassoon as well as contributing towards all aspects of orchestral life. She has recently started her career as a soloist and achieved a Highly Commended in the 2023 British Flute Society competition. Sofia is always looking for new challenges to improve as an all-round musician and for sharing her passion for music with others.