Sophia Herbig is a versatile musician who dedicates herself equally to chambermusic and orchestra playing. She constantly aims to deepen her understanding of music and consistently follows her own path of approaching compositions, working processes and concert formats.
Sophia is fortunate to have been able to work in various chamber music formations with wonderful musicians such as Lorenza Borrani, Nimrod Guez, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Alina Pogostkina, Dmitry Smirnov and Rainer Schmidt.
She regularly performs with the Ensemble Tamangur, Spira Mirabilis and Patrick Leung. Appeareances at Beethovenfest Bonn, Pau Casals Festival, Innsbrucker Promenadenkonzerte, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Mozartwoche Salzburg. Her recordings and concerts have been broadcasted by BR, WDR, ORF and Catalunya Musica.
She has been playing in some of Europe’s leading orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Academy 2017-2019), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Utopia.
Ever since she has been engaged as leader of the second violins at Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in 2019, Sophia has been invited in this position to several orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, hr - Sinfonieorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester and Stuttgarter Kammerorchester amongst others.
Highlights of the recent years have been several solo performances with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg:
Vivaldi’s Primavera under the direction of Reinhard Goebel as well as Mozart’s Serenata notturna as second violin of the solo ensemble alongside Lorenza Borrani, Roberto Gonzales-Monjas and under the baton of Manfred Honeck and Ivor Bolton in various concerts.
In addition to that Sophia has played violin concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Khachaturian alongside the conductors Yoel Gamzou, Simon Edelmann, Stefan Schilli, Ulrich Weder and Johannes Zahn and with orchestras such as Neue Philharmonie München, Sinfonietta Isartal, Academy Orchestra of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Influential teachers have been Rainer Schmidt as well as Wonji Kim-Ozim and Igor Ozim at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Lorenza Borrani at Scuola di Musica Fiesole and Meesun Hong-Coleman at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz.