Sonia Hammond

Instrument: Cello

Born: April 8, 1987

Recently back from performances with The London Cello Orchestra in South Korea, Sonia was classically trained at Birmingham school of Music and Royal College of Music cellist and has since forged an eclectic freelance career. She has recorded with Chloe Goodchild, Barb Jungr, Babysnakes and Ennui and played in venues ranging from the rooftops of Timbuktu to the Camphill Communities of UK and Europe. She is currently principal ‘cellist of both the Brecknock and St Woolos Sinfonia's also playing regularly with her Castalia and Peregrine String Quartets and the Radnor Improvisers . Her first solo Bach cd was recorded live by Charlie Beresford at St Mary's Church, Hay-on–Wye on 28th March 2014.

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'This is a beguiling album, rich in emotional inflexions. Its mimetic melancholy is offset both by the immediacy of the performance and its poetry. It is really quite beautiful.' Tim Owen, Dalston Sound

“a prime example of pure creativity.” The Musician (album was stand out for the issue)

“It's the science of snow, its rarely recurring forms, its logic-defying crystal building and eventual sublimation that this music attempts to convey

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