A native of Colorado, Sophie Verhaeghe began playing the violin at age 3 and made her solo debut at the age of 12. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. Sophie has been a fellow at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Talis Festival and Academy in Switzerland, and the National Repertory Orchestra, where she was a featured soloist.
Sophie has been a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2017. Her love of orchestral music has led her to perform with the crossover duo 2Cellos, the Houston Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony as a contracted member. As a chamber musician, Sophie has collaborated with members of the Met Opera Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Cordova Quartet, and Latitude 49, as well as clarinetist Dimitri Ashkenazy and pianist Anton Nel.
A passionate educator as well as performer, Sophie is on the faculty of Texas Lutheran University and maintains her own private studio in Austin. Sophie is also a co-founder of and Director of Operations for Austin Camerata, a chamber music festival that seeks to stretch the boundaries of artistic collaborations.
Sophie holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Boston University, and the University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys running, yoga, happy hour, and watching college football.