Sophia Jaffé has been known for many years to the classical music world as a brilliant violinist and a sincere, skillful musician, delighting audiences and press at home and abroad with her musicality. Born into a musical family, Sophia gave her first public performance aged seven in the Berlin Philharmonie’s chamber music hall. She began her musical education with her parents, moving on to Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam and Stephan Picard at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. Now she complements her concert career with her own teaching activities, having held a professorship at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts since 2011.
The path of such exceptionally talented young musicians is often distinguished with prizes, and that of Sophia Jaffé is no exception. She has numerous prizes in international competitions to her name. This has led to work with conductors like Marek Janowski, Walter Weller, Sir Mark Elder, in such halls as the Berlin Philharmonie, London’s Cadogan Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Grosse Festspielhaus in Salzburg. Sophia is a guest at numerous international festivals, from Ludwigsburg, the Passauer Musikwochen, and the Leipzig Bachfest, to Moritzburg, Delft, Reims and many more. Numerous live recordings and radio productions document her playing. Her début CD with longstanding chamber music partner Björn Lehmann — works by Suk, Bach, Ysaye and Beethoven — was released in 2009 to great critical acclaim.