Over the last decade, Sophie Till’s unique teaching approach has become internationally known for solving playing-related injuries, giving players the tools to overcome playing limitations and enabling them to reach new levels of expressivity.
Sophie Till is Associate Professor of Violin and Director of the String Project at Marywood University, Pennsylvania. She is also Chair of the National String Project Consortium and Faculty at the Golandsky Institute NY, the foremost institute for the teaching of the Taubman Approach. Sophie’s work with Edna Golandsky at the Institute has led to the development of her approach to string pedagogy. She works internationally with many professional orchestral players solving playing-related injuries, in particular with players from the U.S, U.K and Australia and is the string specialist for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in the U.K. As a result of her experience with professional players and children, she recently founded the Young String Players Health Alliance, an organization dedicated to building sustainable careers for young players and training teachers. She believes that young players should have the physical knowledge and equipment to have the careers of their choice, never encountering pain and that changing the culture of string pedagogy lies in the hands of those teaching.
Sophie’s work is dedicated to helping professional players and changing the culture of string education for new generations.
Sophie is an active performer, giving recitals and chamber music in the U.S, and internationally. She has been featured in live television performances and in radio broadcasts. She recently completed a recording of the complete Brahms Sonatas with duo partner Ron Stabinsky.
Sophie studied with Dona Lee Croft at the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London from the age of 9. She completed her undergraduate studies with Zakhar Bron at the Royal Academy of Music and in Lübeck, Germany and her graduate studies with Charles Treger at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since 2007 she has worked regularly with Edna Golandsky.