About Prof. Sofia Viland
Sofia Viland was born in Saint Petersburg in a family of flutists. She has studied in St Petersburg Conservatory and in the Musik-Akademie Basel (class of Felix Renggli).
Participant of the summer academies of Julien Beaudiment, Andreas Blau, Stefán Höskuldsson, Andrea Lieberknecht, Kersten McCall, Vicens Prats, Francois Laurent, William Bennett.
Sofia is a participant of such festivals and projects as Verbier Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Pacific Music Festival, World Orchestra for Peace, Virtuosi of the Flute, Flautissimo Festival, Musical Olimpus.
Laureate of the XVI international Tchaikovsky competition.
Sofia performs a lot with the different orchestras, her repertoire includes many famous flute concertos such as Ibert, Nielsen, Mozart, Liebermann, Michael Haydn, Fetis, Verhey, Mercadante, Vivaldi, Bach, Françaix.
Since 2013 she has been a soloist of the Mariinsky theatre's flute section. She travels a lot performing with the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra and solo under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev.