Canada, Vancouver British Columbia Cello
Canadian cellist Grace Sohn is an aspiring musician of her generation born in 1999. She began her musical journey at the age of six with Joseph Elworthy and Ariel Barnes. Currently, her studies are being supported by the BC Council of Arts and the Sylva Gelber Foundation.
Grace was named the first prize winner of the Vienna Classical Strings Competition, International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Berlin, International Busan Maru Competition in South Korea, the second prize as well as the ‘Best Interpretation of the Test Piece’ prize at the Shean Strings Competition in Canada. Recently she was a prize winner at the OSM Competition in Montreal, Canada and at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. She has been nominated as one of “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30” in 2018.
Grace has performed with Philharmonia Northwest, Busan Philharmonic, Zagreb Virtuoso, Mozart Collegium Orchestra and with the VAM Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to play at Lerici Music Festival and Gabala Music Festival as soloist
She has participated in masterclasses with renowned artists, including David Geringas, Jens Peter Maintz, Rafael Wallfish and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. She is a scholarship holder at the Liechtenstein Musikakademie.
She is now based in Berlin, where she studies at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik with Prof. Troels Svane.
Grace currently plays on the Nicolaus Gagliano II cello on a generous loan from the Canadian Council for the Arts and a french bow made by Claude Thomassin.