Sophie Curtis' career spans the roles of soloist, chamber musician, orchestral section leader, recording artist and educator. With chamber music being a continued passion, Sophie balances her role of performing in freelance ensembles with the direction of the WA Young Artists Chamber Music Program (WAYACHAMP), which she founded in 2011. Since its inception, WAYACHAMP has fostered the development of over 600 young Western Australian musicians. Sophie is a founding member of the Sartory String Quartet, regular guest soloist with Freeze Frame Opera, principal cellist of the Perth Symphony Orchestra and part of the pool of players in Cygnus Arioso and Australian Baroque. She has also performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Darwin Symphony Orchestra.
Sophie holds a Master of Music degree in Baroque Cello (UWA) and completed her Bachelor of Music (First class Honours) at the same institution under Dr Suzanne Wijsman. During her tertiary years she spent several periods of study in Europe and the US to participate in summer schools focussed on chamber music and baroque performance. Between 2004 and 2015, Sophie performed in a number of ensembles across Australia as part of the Musica Viva In Schools Program.
Sophie currently lectures in cello at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.