Sophia Anna Szokolay

Sophia Anna Szokolay, violin (Toronto, Canada), is currently pursuing a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Sophia made her international debut in 2013, touring as soloist with the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra in Europe, and has since performed as soloist with A Far Cry, the Toronto Sinfonietta, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Laurentide Festival Orchestra, Scarborough Symphony, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. She won top prizes at the Plowman and Fischoff Competition, and received the Borromeo Guest Artist Award in 2018. In addition to Yellow Barn, she has participated in the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Toronto Summer Music, Lake George, and Holland Music Sessions. This year, she joins the guest roster of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and holds an associate concertmaster position with Symphony in C in Philadelphia. Sophia is a Morse Teaching Fellow at Juilliard, working closely with elementary school students in Harlem, and has also led music appreciation workshops at Lenox Hill Women’s Shelter in New York. Sophia earned her B.M from the New England Conservatory. Her teachers include Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Catherine Cho, Barry Shiffman, and Victor Dancheko. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019)