Taking inspiration from Bill Evans, Phoebe Bridgers, H.E.R, FINNEAS and Billie Eilish, Sophia Trevor is an uprising pianist, producer, songwriter, and composer based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical range that blends the ambient style of jazz with crisp production and immediate listenability of a unique voice and honest lyrics that creates an intimate and engaging sound.
She had been accepted into the Jazz Piano Master's program at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts University, and decided to pursue her passions as a solo artist and music producer instead.
Sophia graduated from Cal State Northridge Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Media Compostion in May 2018. She has shared the stage with legendary musicians such as Gene Coye, Nick Mancini, and the Cal State Northridge Jazz "A" Band, which is one of the top college big bands of the U.S. She has performed at major venues such as the Valley Performing Arts Center known now as the Soraya where she conducted a 40-piece orchestra for the World Premier of her piece "A Path Unfolds". She has performed across the nation at major venues such as the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, the Colts Stadium in Indianapolis, the Texas Alamodome, the Georgia Dome, the Hall of Liberty, and Cal State Northridge. She studied with phenomenal jazz pianists Matt Harris, and Gary Fukishima, as well as the head and founder of the Film and Commercial Writing department, Dr. Elizabeth Sellers.She is a recognized pianist and composer, and in February 2019 she was selected as a composer finalist for the world famous Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, Russia for three of her original works. She is a recognized composer and student at Cal State Northridge, and received the Igor Paltsev Composition Scholarship in 2015 for three of her original works entitled Forward Motion, Drifting, and Contemplation.
Active as a collaborative artist, Sophia has performed and recorded as a pianist and keyboardist with many different ensembles professionally, for private and public events and studio albums.
Sophia has been playing the piano since the age of three, and acquired her Grade 8 Certificate in Piano from the World Renown Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) in London, England when she was just 14. Upon graduating high school, she was awarded the United States Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” Award for Music Excellence, and under the instruction of acclaimed pianist Lou Touman, she auditioned and was accepted as a Piano Performance major at CSUN, at that time studying with the world renowned pianist and CSUN faculty member, Dr. Salas. Rest in Peace.
She is currently working on writing her first album, teaching lessons, playing online concerts and posting new music videos every week across multiple social media platforms.
“Sophia Trevor has a unique sound that makes a significant impression with her music. Her performances contain an acoustic maturity and contemporary creativity that exudes confidence and originality.” - Aspen Pittman
Art of all forms, whether it be through painting, dance, sculpting, music, visual media or design, allows us to catch a glimpse of what human expression is capable of showing us and making us feel. Through a medium that consists of a collective group of people that make sounds and play instruments, music transcends the reality that we live in day to day, and inspires us to seek beyond what we know. Through music we are shown a pathway to mitigate human suffering; which can be transformed into positive energy for the world. Music exists as a means by which through expression, we can free ourselves from the limitations of society and reality so that we can coexist in harmony and understanding; increasing the human potential for happiness. Music, and art as a whole, is vital to human existence to show us the unlimited potential of happiness and beauty in the world." -Sophia Trevor