Sophia Silivos, Violin
Sophia Silivos, violin, has been a member of the Houston Symphony since 1992. Ms. Silivos began her career as first violinist of the Dakota quartet and then was named Principal Second Violinist of the New Mexico Symphony. She has performed as soloist with the Houston Symphony and served as Associate Concertmaster for the 2005-2006 season. An ardent proponent of chamber music, she has appeared with ensembles throughout the United States and has performed live for public radio stations in Chicago, Houston, and Minneapolis. Here in Texas, she has performed in chamber music collaborations for the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society’s concert series, the Texas Music Festival, Greenbriar, and the Foundation for Modern Music. She has served on the faculties of the University of Houston and Augustana College, teaches privately, and gives master classes. In the summer of 2007, Ms. Silivos was an invited participant in a three-week tour of China, performing solos with orchestras, performing recitals, and giving master classes. A former student and assistant to world-renowned pedagogue Josef Gingold at Indiana University, she was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate for her Master’s recital. She received an Artist Diploma while studying with Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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