British Cellist Dr. Sophie Webber, whose "every note has meaning rather as a look or a touch does" (Gramophone) is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Praised as "an exceptional and creative musician" (Interlude) and "sublime to hear" (Time Out Chicago), she has released three critically acclaimed albums, "Escape: Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello" (2018), "B2C: Bach to Choir" (2020, featuring Bach's Cello Suites Nos.1 and 3 alongside Sophie's original choral accompaniment with vocables by former Kings Singer Phil Lawson, performed by the Chicago Choir of the Church of Ascension) and most recently, "Roots: Transcriptions of Romantic Works for Cello and Piano" with pianist Ines Irawati (2022).
Her former teachers include Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Helga Winold at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Richard Markson at Trinity College of Music, London, from where she graduated with a First Class Honors degree, as well as the Sir John Barbirolli memorial prize for cello.
Through her performances and diverse musical projects, Sophie embraces new and innovative ways to engage communities with classical music, and with topical social issues.
Sophie's music has been featured on BBC Radio 3, Southern California's Classical KUSC 91.5FM, Chicago's WFMT 98.7FM, Seattle's King FM 98.1, Iowa Public Radio, Tampa Bay (Florida)'s WUSF Public Media, Rochester (New York)'s WXXI Classical 91.5, North Carolina's WCPE The Classical Station 89.7FM, Portland's All Classical 89.9 KQAC FM, amongst others.