SOPHIE SERAFINO

SOPHIE SERAFINO

Classical cutting edge virtuoso- pop violinist. Perfect act for conferences & gala events. Sexy & sophisticated, covering electrified versions of the classics & original compositions.

Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sophie Serafino Stage Show

~ From the classics to cutting edge originals, make an impression at your event~ 

Described as passionate, fearless and intriguing, transformational artist Sophie Serafino fuses exotic, melodic and rhythmic sounds to create an utterly unique high-energy concert, leaving you transfixed from start to finish.

Sophie commands the stage with power and charisma, without boundaries, and as Robert O’Brien from Black & White Magazine Australia says, ‘if flame haired violinist Serafino can lead that audience to a place where classical meets pop and rock, the rest is easy, this girl is set to leave her mark in the international music scene’.

 

A violinist, singer and composer, Sophie has been described by the Daily Telegraph Australia as 'inimitable', by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'refreshing' and by writer Gail Kavanagh as 'one of the few who deserve the title of diva'.

She’s pumped it up at the DJ desk New Years Eve 2008 in Istanbul, performed sitting atop a trapeze in Rome and moshed with the crowds in Germany. Sophie displays a huge polarity of emotion taking the audience on a journey from her wild energy and defiant character to the huge vulnerability she displays in some of her songs.

Fearless in her technical assault, intriguing with her warm and witty connections and passionate in her performance, she transforms not only of herself but takes everyone along the journey.

Sophie has performed all over the world, for dignitaries the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed at the Emirates Palace in Sao Paolo Brazil, the Bahraini Royal Family and Australian Ambassador of Turkey, and in May 2009 was invited to perform for Crown Prince & Princess Mary & Frederick of Denmark.

Sophie is frequently dressed by fashion designers including Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, Stephen Fuller (Bondinage), jeweler Nic Cerrone and is recognized as a muse and musical style icon appearing in magazines all over the world from Black & White to Esquire.

Sophie has performed more than 400 concerts around the globe, touring her own music and at A-List events all over the world for clients including Louis Vuitton, Fashion TV, The Make A Wish Foundation Australia, Georg Jensen, Ferrari Maserati just to name a few. Sophie also works as a session musician for EMI and Warner Music Artists including Goldfrapp and The Veronicas. She is preparing to release her highly anticipated solo album this year.

Sophie’s musical style has evolved after years of technical experimentation with many musical genres, has been described as entirely unique. Sophie mixes world music with rock, dance, some Middle Eastern influence and classically inspired strings.

She freely communicates with the audience who never know when it’s safe to look away- one moment she is on the stage, the next she is right next to you.

Sophie was born in London, and grew up in Australia. She began violin lessons at the age of 3, placing in competitions and receiving A grades for all violin exams during her school years. She studied dance from the age of 10 and singing and acting at 15, and at 16, was already imagining something different to classical dance and classical violin and writing her own music. She is recognized as a formidable talent and is acknowledged by her ongoing endorsement deal with Yamaha and frequent sponsorship deals.

With her wild imagination, the results have taken here everywhere. Since then, Sophie has toured with her original act from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Istanbul, Casablanca, Bahrain, Dubai, Delhi, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Sophie has just completed four years of study at Sydney Conservatorium and with a Bachelor of Music Performance (Violin Major). This fiddler is on the move…

 

The Australian Times London: “What the critics keep raving about is how intelligent and soulful her playing is.”

Sydney Morning Herald Australia: “refreshing - not only plays the violin but sings with amazing clarity.”

The Milliyet Newspaper Turkey: “Serafino tells a story that will keep the audience entertained.”

Arte Lifestyle Spettacolo Magazine Italy: “the violin and sensual voice of Australian artist Sophie Serafino infiltrates the spirit and moves the heart.”

Gail Kavanagh, Penrith Press Australia: “Serafino is one of the few who deserve the title of DIVA”

Sfilate Moda Magazine Italy: “The Serafino performance excites and she gives a sense of mystery to her show.”

Inside Sport Magazine Australia: “take one funky diva with a violin, mix with some pop flavored opera and you’ll be bustin’ a move to Sophie Serafino music before you can say Pavarotti.”

Daily Telegraph Australia: “Serafino has ‘inimitable style.’”

 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Indochine Full Moon Party Hamburg GERMANY
  • Scene Bastille, Le Mandalaray & Six Seven Club Paris FRANCE
  • The Shadow Lounge Soho Revue Bar, Halfmoon & The Bedford London, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Gala event, Australia High Commission London, UNITED KINGDOM
  • The Launch of Dream Hotels, Cochin INDIA
  • French Tuesdays @ the Stone Rose Lounge, and Madison Los Angeles UNITED STATES
  • The Basement & The Cronulla Jazz Festival Sydney AUSTRALIA
  • Ferrari-Maserati Party, Louis Vuitton Party, The MEA Awards & various gala events Sydney AUSTRALIA
  • June in Paris Festival Paris FRANCE
  • Resident Artist November/December 07 & December/January 08-9 Club 360, Istanbul TURKEY
  • Supperclub Rome ITALY & Supperclub Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS
  • The 7 For All Mankind Flagship Store Launch, Tokyo JAPAN


  What sort of event are you having?  Whether you have 50 people or 500 people - find out how to impress your guests like never before - GUARANTEED! Sophie is an internationally renowned sensation- a spectacular production suitable for all kinds of events. Make an impression at your next event with this innovative performer. Sophie performs with backing track, unaccompanied or with live musicians. A choreographed act perfect for gala events, corporate functions, launches & club events- small to large scale productions.  There is nothing out there on the market that looks, sounds and moves like Sophie. With over ten years of dance training, 20 years of violin study including four years studying for Bachelor of Music Performance at Sydney Conservatorium, and years of experience, Sophie commands the stage with power and charisma.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPERTOIRE: Classics

  1. Kissing You (from Romeo & Juliet)
  2. Secret Tear- excerpts from La Boehme
  3. Caravan (Duke Ellington & Irving Mills)
  4. Vocalise (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
  5. Oblivion (Astor Piazolla)
  6. Asturias (Isaac Albéniz)
  7. Moto Perpetuo (Ottokar Novacek)
  8. Bolero (Maurice Ravel)
  9. Summertime (George Gershwin)
  10. Czardas (Monti Vittorio)
  11. Nutcracker Suite excerpts (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
  12. Symphonic Dance no. 1 (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
  13. Sabre Dance ( Khachaturian)
  14. Toccata & Fugue (J.S. Bach)
  15. Madam Butterfly- arranged by Malcolm McClaren (Giacomo Puccini)

 

REPERTOIRE: Originals

  1. Kasablanka (Sophie Serafino/Jaal Leb)
  2. Sooner or Later (Sophie Serafino/Kevin Malpass/Doug Weaver)
  3. You & Me (Sophie Serafino/Jaal Leb)
  4. Love Tells the truth (Sedar Ortac)
  5. La Nocche Cerrada (Sophie Serafino/Gavin Lockley)
  6. Reflection (Kevin Malpass)
  7. Love Me if You Dare (Sophie Serafino/Jaal Leb)
  8. Drowning (Sophie Serafino/Jaal Leb)
  9. Liquid Crystal (Sofie Loizou)
  10. One Last Night (Sophie Serafino)

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