Boston-native Sophia Bernitz is a recent graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music with degrees in Violin and Viola Performance, where she was a violin student of David Bowlin and a viola student of Peter Slowik. At Oberlin, she acted as concertmaster of Oberlin Orchestra and was principal second violin for their 2016 Chicago Tour, as well as a frequent performer in Contemporary Music Ensemble. In 2012, Sophia gave her Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall. She has given concerts in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, France and Italy. In addition, she has performed at numerous summer festivals including the Brevard Music Center, Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship Program, Foulger International Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Kinhaven Music School. An avid chamber musician, she has participated in masterclasses with the Brentano, Jupiter, Calder and Cavani Quartets, and worked extensively with the Chiara and Muir Quartets, as well as members of the Arianna, Pacifica, Brentano and Dover String Quartets. Most recently, she performed alongside world-renowned cellist Andres Diaz as part of the Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship program. She has done masterclasses with Christian Tetzlaff, Kyung Sun Lee, James Buswell, Jorja Fleezanis and Jinjoo Cho. She was a prize winner in the 2015 Tuesday Musical Association Scholarship Competition. Prior teachers include Peter Zazofsky, David Rubinstein, Deborah Buck, and Carlough Faulkner-Carroll. In the fall, she will continue her violin studies in pursuit of her masters at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Kristopher Tong, second violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet.