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Sophia uddin Band Profile

Sophia uddin Profile

 Avant Garde/Prog

Sophia Uddin is a violinist, violist, and composer based in Chicago, Illinois. She has a B.A. in Music from Swarthmore College, where she studied violin with Barbara Govatos of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and composition with Gerald Levinson.

Sophia currently plays with several bands, including The Gabriel Construct (avant prog), Folklear Nuclei (folk, bluegrass, world), Pavlov3 (prog), and the Middle East Music Ensemble (Middle Eastern). While her training is mainly in the Western classical tradition, she grew up enjoying music from opera to the Golden Age of Bollywood. She has enjoyed branching out and mixing avant garde classical sounds with these diverse influences in her own compositions.

Recently Sophia has branched out into electric violin playing with a 7-string Wood Violins viper. This allows her to play down into the range of a cello, expanding the possibilities for both live and recorded performance.

Photo credit: Ashanté Shomari, © 2016

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