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Sofia Castillo is a highly accomplished flautist based in London, renowned for her exceptional talents in orchestral performance, chamber music, and solo recitals. Recent engagements include serving as Co-Principal with the National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Piccolo with the Philharmonia Orchestra. She is a regular performer with renowned orchestras, including the City of London Sinfonia, the English Touring Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra. In September 2022 she earned a position with Southbank Sinfonia for the 2022-23 orchestra where she participated in various programs with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields Orchestra and the Orchestra Age of Enlightenment.

 

In addition to her orchestral pursuits, Sofia is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician, engagements have taken her to the U.S.A, South America, Middle East, and many European countries. She has performed at many of the major concert halls in the UK including the Barbican Center, the Cadogan Hall, the Queen Elisabeth Hall, the National Portrait Gallery, the Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool’s Symphony Hall or the Hall for Cornwall in Truro.  Among her divers achievement she recorded Ravel's 'Chansons Madécasses' for Champs Hill Records for release in November 2021 and performed in the Stamford International Chamber Music Festival 2023. 

Sofia graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with a Masters of Performance, where she was a Doctor Knobel Fund Scholar, having studied with Sue Thomas, Celia Chambers, and Stuart McIlwham. Sofia has won the 1st Prize in the 28th "Gianluca Campochiaro" 2020 Chamber Music International Music Competition, with pianist Marie Otaka, 1st prize in the RCM Solo Flute Prize Competition 2017, and was also awarded the Edward and Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize 2017. 

 

As well as her recital and orchestral appearances internationally, Sofia has been invited many times to perform on some of the world's most luxurious cruise liners as a guest solo artist travelling all around the world with her shows "Music of the World" and "Pasión Latina".

 

She has premiered and recorded works by several contemporary composers and has done various recordings for short films, video games and documentaries such as the BBC ‘Horizon’ program, the audio production/software company ‘Auddict’ and the Musical Productions ‘Rainfall’. As well as a recording of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade as principal piccolo for Chasing the Dragon Records for release in October 2023.

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