Sofía Gómez Alberto is a Spanish violinist and violist based in London. Born in 2000 in Zaragoza, she started learning the violin at the age of 5 with Valeri Gazarian. In 2017, Sofía moved to London to further her studies at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Anna-Liisa Bezrodny. At the end of the year she was awarded the Lutine Prize, as a result of which she performed as a soloist with the orchestra of the School.
In July 2022, Sofía completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Lutsia Ibragimova and Yuri Zhislin, graduating with First Class Honours. She was also awarded the Viola Prize at the 2022 RCM Viola Competition. Throughout her studies, Sofía has participated in masterclasses with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Mari Tampere-Bezrodny, Alina Ibragimova, Tanja Becker-Bender and Valentina Korolkova.
Passionate about chamber music, Sofía has played with various ensembles, performing around Spain, Germany, Estonia and the UK. Back in 2017, Sofía took part in the Musethica Mastering Performance Program in Zaragoza, for which she has been reinvited as a violist for the year 2022/2023.
Orchestra also has a very important part in her life, and she has taken part in several youth orchestras and festivals such as the European Union Youth Orchestra, Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, LGT Young Soloists and the Cuban-European Academy.
Sofía is currently in her first year of Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, studying under Itzhak Rashkovsky and Nathan Braude. She is an Antonio Brosa Award Holder, and is grateful to have received the ABRSM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award, a St Marylebone Educational Foundation grant and an AIE Grant to support her studies.
Sofía plays on a Nicolò Gagliano violin and a Joseph Hill viola, both kindly on loan from the Royal College of Music.