Sophia Smith is a professional trumpet player and teacher based in London. She has played with pop and reggae bands at festivals and venues all over Europe whilst television performances have included BBC’s ‘The Voice’ and Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour Series’. Sophia has positions teaching both piano and Trumpet in London music services and shares her experiences via instagram.
Sophia started piano at the age of 4 quickly picking up her cornet as second instrument by 9. Progressing through the brass band route competing with championship section brass bands, studying music at Henley college led her to studying at LCM, Where she grew interest in the Trumpet. Playing with pop and reggae bands at festivals and venues all over Europe, one of which MainStage at Bestival 2015. Shortly after sophia accepted a 6 week tour of Malaysia and Indonesia with a professional Bavarian ensemble for the german celebration ‘Oktoberfest’. Along with this sophia frequently continues to work at Oktoberfest events, Quintets at weddings and mess evenings, Asian weddings, function bands, pop bands and Marching bands.
She has also done work for TV, the BBC show 'The Voice' Live playing in a brass section for Jermaine Jackman, played with jazz ensemble Benoit Viellefon and his orchestra for an independent film ‘To Trend On Twitter’, playing live with the house band on Channel 4’s TFI Friday, and most recently played a solo in a marching ensemble on Amazon Primes new 'The Grand Tour' series. Sophia is looking forward to an extremely busy summer full of festivals and tours. Whilst regularly performing Sophia has positions teaching both piano and Trumpet on music services in London on week days, which she adores.