Sophie Solomon is widely recognised as the leading klezmer violinist of her generation.
She began playing the violin at the age of 2 and played for Yehudi Menuhin when she was just 4 years old.
A founder member of groundbreaking fusionists Oi Va Voi, she went on to launch a successful solo career with Decca Records where she collaborated with KT Tunstall, Ludovico Einaudi, Richard Hawley and Ralph Fiennes.
Sophie has performed with artists as diverse as Paul Weller, Rufus Wainwright, Killing Joke and the London Symphony Orchestra. She writes film and theatre scores, most recently for the National Theatre and the Royal Court in London.
She is also Artistic Director of the Jewish Music Institute and a Founder Governor of Hackney New School and Hackney New Primary School, where music is core to the educational offering.