Sophia Rahman

Sophia Rahman has recorded piano concertos with Scottish Ensemble, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and thirty chamber music discs for companies including Linn records, cpo, Guild, Naxos, ASV, Dutton/Epoch, Meridian and Resonus.

She is Head of Chamber Music on the String Masters programme at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. She has appeared in recital with Steven Isserlis, Thomas Riebl, distinguished wind players such as Robert Plane and John Anderson, and works regularly with her partner, the violinist, violist and conductor Andres Kaljuste.

Sophia Rahman has acted as a class pianist at IMS/Prussia Cove since 2008, for Kim Kashkashian, Atar Arad, Hartmut Rohde and, for the last nine years, Steven Isserlis. Her interest in this work began as a class pianist for the legendary William Pleeth at the Britten-Pears School.

She is an Artistic Co-director of the Jigsaw Players’ Concert Series, a chamber ensemble based in Wimbledon.

Sophia Rahman studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School under Peter Norris, with additional guidance from Vlado Perlemuter and Louis Kentner. She took a first-class honours degree in English from King’s College, London and completed her piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly and Malcolm Martineau. She was the winner of the Royal Overseas League’s Accompanist Award and the Liza Fuchsova Memorial Prize for a chamber music pianist in consecutive years.