Cellist, chamber and orchestra musician, Early Years Music specialist.
Born in Latvia 1988, Sofiko Tvauri began to play cello at the age of nine in Irina Titarenko`s class at the Jelgava Music School. Her first performance with the orchestra was at age of twelve.
In the UK Sofiko has continued her studies at the Royal College of Music and obtained the MMus Degree.
She is a laureate of national and international competitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, and has participated in master classes with Maria Kliegel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Johannes Goritzki, Peter Bruns and Maris Villerush. In 2012 she was awarded the Martin Music Scholarship.
Sofiko is an active participant in Latvian and Georgian musical life, with recent performances in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Wagner Hall, Culture Hall and Moscow Hall in Latvia, London and Georgia. She performs solo, chamber and orchestral music, and her improvisational skills enable her to also play in non-classical projects. She plays a Kennedy cello, kindly on loan from the Royal College of Music.
Apart from performing experience, she has been teaching cello to children and adults and preparing for ABRSM exams for several years. One of her student's at the Musica Nova Academy has recently become a laureate of the international festival-competition the “Rainbow of Stars” in Bulgaria in 2013.