A native of Colorado, Sophie Verhaeghe began playing the violin at age 3 and made her solo debut at the age of 11 with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music from Boston University. She is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Texas at Austin as a student of William Fedkenheuer of the Miro Quartet.
Sophie has played with numerous orchestras, including the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony, Opera in the Ozarks, the Boston Philharmonic, Discovery Ensemble of Boston, and the Marsh Chapel Collegium, which was featured on the Bach at One series at the Trinity on Wall Street in New York City. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. Sophie has worked with musicians from the Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, as well as members of the Biava, Cavani, DaVinci, Miami, Miro, Muir, and Takacs Quartets. Her chamber music collaborators have included members of the Miami String Quartet, Phoenix Orchestra, Paradigm Shift, The Playground Ensemble, and Latitude 49.
Sophie most recently spent her summer as a fellow at the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado. Previous summers have been spent at Kent/Blossom Music Festival, The Quartet Program, and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she was a student of Paul Kantor. She is currently a teacher for UT’s String Project, as well as a semi-finalist for New World Symphony. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys hiking in her native state, cooking, and watching college football.