Taikoz associate teacher
Sophie became a Taikoz Associate Player in 2014, after successfully completing Taikoz’s Individual Development Program in 2013. She has studied shinobue (bamboo flute) and taiko with Kaoru Watanabe in New York City, and in 2015 travelled to Japan to undertake intensive study with Iwasaki Onikenbai Hozonkai, Akio Tsumura & Sons, Kyosuke Suzuki and Mochizuki Saburo. Sophie also performed at the Kitakami Michinoku Geinou Matsuri in Kitakami City and Earth Celebration on Sado Island. Sophie has completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (saxophone) and has performed extensively overseas and nationally with various ensembles.