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About Sophia

Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek is an active performer and visual artist whose interests lie in current music, what role it can play as a force for good, and how art and collaborations can explore the common ground between disparate fields and ways of thinking. Performing has taken her to South Africa, Mexico, The Kennedy Center, the United States State Department, the Canadian Embassy (DC), Polish Cultural Institute (DC), The Apollo Theatre, Tenri Cultural Institute, and DiMenna Center, among many others. She has also been presented at festivals such as The NoiseGate Festival, Queens New Music Festival, Artscape, and Arts Letters & Numbers.

Sophia’s debut album is due out in April 2017 on innova Recordings with music by Michael Harrison, Donnacha Dennehy, and John Cage. Produced by multiple Grammy-winning engineer Adam Abeshouse.

With composer David Ibbett, Sophia is a co-founder of Music of Reality, a multi-disciplinary concert series and event production organization that connects the world of scientific discovery and research with musicians and artists. They have collaborated with the NoiseGate Festival, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York University, Boston University, and Brandeis University, as well as researchers across a broad spectrum of scientific and technical fields. They are releasing an EP this spring. Sophia is also one half of Tilted Arc, an electroacoustic duo with electronic sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Sam Torres. 

Sophia received a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied with Emile Naoumoff, the last pupil of Nadia Boulanger, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.

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