"outstanding... every note has meaning rather as a look or a touch does; the resulting conversations she has with the music are endlessly absorbing... Her subjective narrative suggests the freedom with which Pablo Casals brought the music back to life a century ago."
~LAURENCE VITTES | GRAMOPHONE
"an exceptional and creative musician"
~MAUREEN BUJA | INTERLUDE Classical Music Magazine
British Cellist Dr. Sophie Webber is an internationally accomplished soloist, chamber musician, and educator. A former DM student of Janos Starker and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she previously studied with 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.
Sophie has released two critically acclaimed albums, "Escape: Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello" (2018), and, in 2020, "B2C: Bach to Choir" (chosen by Music Director, Rik Malone, of Los Angeles' KUSC 91.5FM, as one of his favorite albums of the year). This segue album was recorded with members of Chicago's Choir of Ascension and features Bach's Cello Suites Nos.1 and 3 alongside Sophie's original choral arrangement.
Currently, Sophie is delighted to be embarking on a performance tour and album recording with Pianist Ines Irawati, with whom she has collaborated for many years. The duo album will feature a selection of romantic and early twentieth century works from the cello and piano literature, and is due for release in October 2022 (it will be available for pre-ordering/delivery in April 2022). More info to follow soon.
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.