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Born in Sydney, Australia, Sophie Longmuir finished her undergraduate studies on modern violin in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her time at the conservatorium she was introduced to baroque violin through the Early Music Ensemble, lead by historical keyboard specialist Neal Peres da Costa. In 2016 Sophie decided to pursue the baroque violin beginning a Masters of Music at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Irmgard Huntgeburth. Since arriving in Germany she has played with a variety of baroque ensembles including: the baroque ensemble of the Berlin Cathedral “Aris & Aulis”, Göttinger Barock Orchester, Barockensemble Wunderkammer and Q Ensemble Berlin. She is a founding member of "Les Salonnières", a group which focuses on the music of the classical period with historical instruments. She is also a member of the early music ensemble "Pampelmuse" which finished as semi-finalists in the 10th International Telemann Competition 2019. Sophie is also a current member of two orchestra academies for early music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Program 2020 in London, as well as the Holland Baroque Academy 2019/20 in Utrecht.  In addition to her interest in early music, Sophie also enjoys working with contemporary artists in the indie alternative music industry. She has had the opportunity to work with international artists such as Ólafur Arnalds in 2016 in the Sydney Opera House, as well as Anne Müller in Berlin with the recording company Erased Tapes Music. 

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