Information About Sofiko - Merton teacher
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Visiting cello and chamber music professor at Royal College of Music Junior Department since 2015. Assistant on cello masterclasses at RECANATI, Italy.
I m dedicated and skilled cello tutor with a great experience as a solo musician,
Preparation for ABRSM exams, scholarships, concerts, orchestral auditions.
Performances with: Julian Lloyd Webber, Valentin Erben, Nikola Benedetti.
Masterclasses and lessons: Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalie Clein, Maria Kliegel, Peter Bruns, Johannes Goritzki, Andrew Ball, Dmitri Alexeev, Levon Chilingirian.
Concert halls: Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wagner Hall, St. James`s Church Piccadilly in London, Culture Hall, President Hall and Moscow Hall in Latvia and Tbilisi State Conservatory in Georgia
2000 National Competition in Riga, Latvia
2001 2nd International Dotzauer competition in Dresden, Germany
2001 1st International Competition “Gradus ad Parnassum” in Kaunas, Lithuania
2002 National competition “Talent of Latvia”
2002 3rd International Competition “Valsesia-Musica juniors 2002” Varallo, Italy
2004 International K.Davidov competition in Kuldiga, Latvia
2005 3rd International Dotzauer competition in Dresden, Germany
2005 International A.Dombrovski competition in Latvia
2006 International instrumental competition in Kaunas
2006 National Chamber competition (duo with pianist Maija Karklina) Riga
2007 International Brahms competition in Austria
2008 International cello competition in Litz, Austria
2008 Won a Scholarship at Royal College of Music
2011 International Flame competition in France
2012 National competition Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra young musician, England
2012 International Cully Classique Festival in Switzerland. Performance in quintet with Valentin Erben. (Berg quartet)
I have more than 10 years of teaching experience.
Visiting professor at Royal College of Music Junior Department;
100% success record for ABRSM exam grades 1-8, as well as successfully preparation for competitions and performances.
*We are running "Virtuozi -Concerto Series For Youth Musicians" in co-operation with RCM JD professors and their students.
I do focus on individual needs of my pupils to ensure good progress from lesson to lesson, developing a strong technique.
We work on tone, musicality, memorization skills, knowledge of theory, good attitude to practice and learning how to be independent and practice without teacher between lessons.
For pupils aged 4-9, I advise arranging two 30-45min lessons per week depending on pupil's concentration abilities.
*I have 1/4 cello available for trials (before you make a decision to continue and rent your own).
45min - £45
30min - £30
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Additional Languages: English (British), Georgian, Latvian, Russian
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2014) - Master of Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2008) - BMUS (Bachelors) (✔ On File)