Sophie Maria

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Originally hailing from the Shetland Islands, Sophie Maria draws influence from her traditional roots but also harbours a passion for contemporary music, ranging anywhere from Berio to Bowie.

Since graduating with a first class honours from the Royal Northern College in 2016, Sophie Maria has enjoyed a vibrant and diverse freelance career. As a soloist, Sophie Maria has had the pleasure to perform all over the country at venues including the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, the Byer’s Theatre in St. Andrew’s and Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival.

Sophie was phenomenal and everyone complimented her beautiful playing! Kirsty & Andrew, Wedding, Killearn Village Hall

Sophie Maria was also featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune,’ programme, has twice been finalist and runner up in the innovative Future Blend project, and was the recipient of the 2018 United Kingdom Harp Association Award. Sophie Maria was also honoured to be a finalist in the Royal Northern College of Music’s Gold Medal competition, the highest accolade the college awards for solo performance.

As a versatile orchestral & ensemble player, Sophie Maria has collaborated with a number of different musicians - some personal highlights have been performing Berio’s folk songs, playing as part of a big band, being Principal harpist of the RNCM Sinfonietta whilst performing at Cantiere Festival in Montepulciano, Italy and performing Max Richter’s ‘Vivaldi’s four seasons: recomposed’ with Cosmo Strings at Malta International Arts Festival.

Most recently, Sophie Maria has been accepted onto Yehudi Menuhin’s ground-breaking scheme ‘Live Music Now!’, which sends musicians to perform in schools, care homes, hospitals and day centres.

After a critically acclaimed run as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase for the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival 2019, Sophie Maria is now touring her exciting new venture, ‘Notes from Shetland to Shanghai,’ a project inspired by music and poetry from across the globe alongside the emotional impact of migration, across the UK.

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Every Breath You Take

Popular

A Case Of You – Joni Mitchell
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
All Too Well – Taylor Swift
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
Blue Moon – Lorenz Hart/Richard Rogers
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Calgary – Bon Iver
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Enchanted – Taylor Swift
Everglow – Coldplay
Everlasting Love – Buzz Cayson/Mac Gayden
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everything – Michael Buble
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Fireflies – Owl City
Five Years Time – Noah & The Whale
Flightless Bird, American Mouth – Iron & Wine
Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard
Flying High – Jem
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Green Eyes – Coldplay
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Leonard Cohen
Hold Back The River – James Bay
How Long Will I Love You – The Waterboys (Ellie Goulding)
I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
I’d Rather Be With You – Joshua Radin
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Imagine – John Lennon
Into My Arms – Nick Cave
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
Kissing You – Des’ree
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Laura – Bat For Lashes
Let Her Go – Passenger
Little Things – One Direction
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Love Me Now – John Legend
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love Someone – Jason Mraz
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan (Adele)
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mid Air – Paul Buchanan
Misty – Errol Garner
My Girl – The Temptations
Mystery Of Love – Sufjan Stevens
One Day Like This – Elbow
Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Requiem On Water – Imperial Mammoth
Run – Snow Patrol
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
Shotgun – George Ezra
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
Someone Like You – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Songbird – Eva Cassidy/Fleetwood Mac
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Still Falling For You – Ellie Goulding
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
The One That Got Away – Katy Perry
The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
The Way You Look Tonight – Dorothy Field/Jerome Kern
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
We Are Man And Wife – Michelle Featherstone
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
You Are The Reason – Callum Scott
You Raise Me Up – Westlife
Your Song – Elton John

Film Soundtracks

A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Balcony Scene – Romeo & Juliet
Bella’s Lullaby – Carter Burwell
Braveheart – James Horner
Cavatina – The Deerhunter
Cinema Paradiso – Ennis Morricone
Comptine D’un Autre Ete – Amelie
Falling Slowly – Once (Glen Hansard)
Game Of Thrones
Glasgow Love Theme– Love Actually
Il Mondo – About Time (Jimmy Fontana)
Kissing You – Romeo & Juliet (Des’ree)
Ladies In Lavender – Nigel Hess
Lies – Once (Glen Hansard)
Moon River – Henry Mancini
My Heart Will Go On – Titanic (Celine Dion)
Piano Variations In Blue – Finding Neverland
Schindler’s List Theme – John Williams
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
The Feather Theme – Forrest Gump
The Notebook Theme – Aaron Zigman
The Rose – Better Midler
The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Tightrope – The Greatest Showman
Unchained Melody – Ghost (The Righteous Brothers)
Young And Beautiful – The Great Gatsby (Lana Del Ray)

Disney

A Dream Is A Wish That Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Baby Mine – Dumbo
Beauty & The Beast Theme – Beauty & The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
Feed The Birds – Mary Poppins
Kiss The Girl – The Little Mermaid
Let’s Go Fly A Kite – Mary Poppins
Little April Shower – Bambi
Love Is A Song – Bambi
Part Of Your World – The Little Mermaid
Someday My Prince Will Come – Snow White
Something There – Beauty & The Beast
When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocchio

Classical

Air On The G String – J.S. Bach
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – G.F. Handel.
Ave Maria – Bach
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Canon In D – Pachelbel.
Clair De Lune – Debussy
Flower Duet From Lakme – Délibes.
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie.
I Giorni – Einaudi
Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni.
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – Debussy
Prelude In C – J.S Bach.
River Flows In You – Yiruma
Spiegel Im Spiegel – Arvo Part
Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke.
Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Musicals/Opera

As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver
All I Ask Of You – Phantom Of The Opera
Close Every Door – Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Evita
Getting To Know You – The King And I
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
If I Loved You – Carousel
Love Changes Everything – Aspects Of Love
Memory – Cats
My Favourite Things – The Sound Of Music
O Mio Babbino Caro – (Gianni Schicchi) Puccini
On My Own – Les Miserables
Send In The Clowns – (A Little Night Music) Stephen Sondheim
Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler On The Roof
The Impossible Dream – Pirates Of Penzance
Younger Than Springtime – South Pacific

Original Harp Music

15 Pieces For Harp – J. Weinzweig
A Minstrel’s Adieu To His Native Land – J. Thomas
Au Matin – A. Hasselmanns
Berceuse Russe – M.Tournier
Chanson Dans La Nuit – C.Salzedo
Children’s Hour Suite – M.Grandjany
Fantasie – C.Saint–Saens
Feuillets D’Album – H.Renie
From The Eastern Gate – A.Louie
Gitana – A. Hasselmanns
Guitare – A. Hasselmanns
Harp Concerto In Bb Major – G.F Handel
Improvisations For Harp – W. Mathias
La Seperation – M.Glinka
Nocturne In Eb Major – M.Glinka
Pour Le Tombeau D’Orphee – M.Flothius
Priere – M.Delmas
Quatre Preludes – M. Tournier
Sonata For Harp – Hindemith
Sonatine – S.Natra
Spirals – P. Patterson
Suite Galactique – C.Lizotte
Three Welsh Dances – D. Henshall

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Sophie Maria was phenomenal and everyone complimented her beautiful playing. From helping us with our playlist to performing perfectly on the day, Sophie was a dream to work with. Excellent communication and such a lovely, accomplished harpist. Would definitely recommend.”

Kirsty & Andrew, Wedding, Killearn Village Hall, November 2019

“An engaging introduction to some lesser known contemporary pieces for pedal harp. Sophie Maria’s musicality and warmth prevail in a very open-hearted show.”

The Scotsman, Solo Harp Concert, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2019

“An enchanting performance. Skillful and committed playing, the music complemented the poetry perfectly.”

Three Weeks Edinburgh, Solo harp concert, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2019

“We were lucky enough to have Sophie play at our wedding and the music was beautiful. Sophie kindly learned some of the songs we really wanted at our wedding too which was a lovely touch! I would recommend Sophie to anyone looking for a talented musician.”

Hollie & Steve, Wedding, Boclair House, July 2019

“Sophie played at my Yoga classes. The music was magical, blissful...perfection. Music has always had the power to move me, this was another level. Sophie followed and matched the energy of the class providing a seamless soundtrack. Sublime, pure and beautiful sound. Thank you so much.”

Donna Mcvey, Yoga Class, Glasgow, May 2019

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