Sofokleous Nadia

Sofokleous Nadia

About this project

Nadia Sofokleous (Hamoudi), clarinet, was born in Romania and started playing the clarinet at the age of 13. After just three years she won several national competitions and the international competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest. More prizes and scholarships followed, like the “Emma Contestabile” of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and second prize at the international competition “Saverio Mercadante” in Italy.

In 2020 she got an advancement award: “Kulturpreis Schwarzwald Baar” for her excellent pedagogical work.

After studying at the University of Music in Bucharest, she continued her studies in Germany and Switzerland. Great mentors like Antony Pay (GB), Francois Benda (CH), Chen Halevi (Fr) and Charles Neidich (USA) left their mark on her interpretation style.

As soloist she performed repeteadly with orchestras like Corda Cracovia Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest,  Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sinfonieorchester Villingen-Schwenningen.  She played recitals and chamber music concerts across whole Europe.

She also played in prestigious festivals like the Clarinet Congress, Cracow,  Kreuzgangskonzerte Alpirsbach, “Faszination Klarinette”- Berlin, Chamber Music Festival- Brasov and “Enescu Festival” – Bucharest.

Nadia Sofokleous was a solo clarinet player of the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Bucharest and collaborated with the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest as well as Junge Oper Stuttgart and Sinfonieorchester Villingen-Schwenningen.

She is the leader of the woodwind section at the Musikakademie Villingen- Schwenningen where she gets to perform one of her biggest passions: teaching clarinet. Since 2021 she is a guest lecturer at the University of Music in Trossingen. Nadia is giving regularly master classes in Germany and Romania and she is also the founder of the Woodwind Quintett of Musikakademie Villingen-Schwenningen and Klarisma Ensemble that playes chamber music from duo to septet.

Nadia Sofokleous is an RZ-Artist and currently plays the high end model RZ Magoo “Solo” clarinet with Licostini Mouthpiece, Silverstein ligature and Gonzales GD reeds.