Sophie Hoskins-Murphy began playing violin at a young age. Throughout school she studied under Josette Esquedin-Morgan (former concertmaster of Canberra Symphony), Doreen Cumming and Lorraine Moxey (former member of Australian Chamber Orchestra and current member of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra). During school she achieved her A.Mus.A (2017) and her Certificate of Perfromance (2016) on the violin.
Sophie was also involved in many different workshops and camps throughout high school. She attended both the 2017 and 2019 Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp. In these camps she has played with students from all round Australia and worked with some of the world’s most accomplished conductors and musicians. From 2016 to 2018 she was the NSW Regional Youth Orchestra’s concertmaster, this led to many opportunities including playing first violin in an Australian World Orchestra student professional collaboration at the city recital hall. Sophie has enjoyed master classes with Daniel Dodds, the Australian String Quartet, the Seraphim, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra.
Sophie was highly involved in both her school music ensembles and ones within the wider community including the Orange Symphony and the Macquarie Philharmonic. At her graduation ceremony at Kinross Wolaroi School Sophie was awarded the Dux of Music Cup, the Thompson Prize for String Instruments and Prize for Outstanding Musical Achievements.
In 2017 Sophie was the winner of the Orange Conservatorium Concerto Competition and also performed a concerto alongside the Orange Colour City Chamber Orchestra.
In 2019 Sophie attended the Queensland Conservatorium where she has studied under Anne Horton (former member of the Australian String Quartet). She has been involved in many projects including the Verdi Requiem with Opera Queensland.
Sophie has also been employed by both Simply for Strings and Animato Strings where she has helped many students and professionals find the right instruments.