Sofie Thorsbro Dan
violin | object
Born in northern Denmark, Sofie Thorsbro Dan fell in love with the violin at the age of 8. Ever since then, she has dedicated her life to explore it’s never ending sound spectrum with the instrument. Challenging the unknown and impossibility as the true nature of the violinist., contemporary music scene became the perfect platform for Sofie to nourish her creativity and to go beyond the boundary of the deeply rooted tradition of the violin. Sofie also enjoys playing her hardanger fiddle, which is the main subject of her master thesis.
Over the years Sofie has collaborated with composers such as Beat Furrer, Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, and Enno Poppe amongst others, and has given world premiere performances of several works by Klaus Lang, Olga Neuwirth, Bernhard Lang, Georg-Friedrich Haas, and Georges Aperghis.
Alongside Curious Chamber Players, Sofie is also a member of the Vienna based ensemble Black Page Orchestra for radical and uncompromising music, and the Austrian based quartet Vierhalbiert specialising in intertwining baroque and contemporary music.
Sofie studied with Emile Cantor, Michelle Makarski, and Ernst Kovacic in Aarhus and Vienna. In 2015 she graduated from The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Master’s Degree in contemporary music under guidance of Klangforum Wien.
Sofie was also the winner of several rifle shooting competitions in her youth, and is wondering when this talent will flourish on concert stages. As an international artist, Sofie’s taste bud has developed to tolerate very spicy food, which is not so typical Danish.
Sofie currently lives in Berlin together with her family.