Sofia Di Stefano
Sofia Di Stefano completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 2000 with a High Distinction at the Elder Conservatorium and was awarded the “Florence Cooke Award”. She was subsequently accepted to study under Prof. Gunars Larsens at the Musikhochschule Zentralschweiz in Lucerne, Switzerland. Since then, Sofia has performed as a soloist with chamber orchestras in Lucerne, Basel and Zürich and has been concert master of various chamber orchestras. The winner of numerous prizes in the Adelaide Eisteddfods, including the “String Concerto Competition”, Sofia was invited to perform solo with the Burnside Symphony Orchestra in 2003. While in Switzerland, Sofia played on various occasions in a professional orchestra and participated in many master classes, including one conducted by the “Guaneri Trio Prague”. She also completed her Konzertreifediplom at the Musikhochschule Lucerne. Since returning to Adelaide, Sofia has performed with the Adelaide Art Orchestra for seasons of Mikado, South Pacific, Pirates of Penzance and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
In 2005 Sofia performed for Delta Goodrem’s The Visualise Tour, toured Queensland as part of the quartet “String Sirens” playing for The Reminiscing Tour with Glenn Shorrock, Doug Parkinson and Wendy Matthews. In 2006/07 she performed with Il Divo, Kanye West, the Ten Tenors and Patrizio Buane. In 2008 Sofia extensively toured Australia with Co Opera Inc. as leader of the string quartet and acting concertmaster of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra performing Verdi’s La Traviata.
Age you started playing?
What you like most about DeepBlue?
DeepBlue allows me to me experience another style of performance away from the classical form that I’ve grown up with and studied all my life!
Favourite DeepBlue gig?
Tennis, jetskiing, catching up with friends.
What draws you to music?
The euphoria I get from being on stage
What’s it like to be in db?
Exciting and challenging