Sophie Kauer is 16 years old and attends the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music where she holds a scholarship. During her time at the Academy she has won the Cello and Lower Strings Prizes and been a finalist in the Chamber Prize. She studies the cello privately with Melissa Phelps. Previously, she was also taught by Maria Zachariadou.
At the age of 13 Sophie was chosen by former BBC Young Musician winner Guy Johnston to make her debut as a soloist with orchestra and, since then, she has performed in Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Denmark, as well as across the UK.