Mayuzumi – Xylophone Concerto

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Sophie Chisholm (xylophone)

Sophie Chisholm studies at Perth Academy and first started playing percussion through junior brass band under the supervision of Ms Lynsey Paterson. Her tutors over the past four years include Mrs Amy Murch, Mr Peter Murch, Miss Iona Crosby and currently, Mr Max Popp.

Sophie enjoys composing and also studies violin under Mrs Lorna McGovern. She took part in the Nicola Benedetti workshop, in 2016, also taking part in the PYO Prague tour that same year.

Last November, Sophie performed for Dame Evelyn Glennie with Perth and Kinross Percussion Ensemble and the group went on to win the Percussion Ensemble Scottish Championships!

She is a past winner of the Most Promising Timpanist Award and Most Promising Xylophonist at Perform in Perth music festival. Most recently, she performed a duet for the Deputy First Minster of Scotland, John Swinney.