Sophia Trevor is an uprising pianist, composer, song writer, music producer, educator, and bandleader based in Los Angeles California, specializing in a diverse musical style and eclectic range of repertoire that combines the colors of jazz, classical, orchestral and contemporary music. In her latest upcoming artistic vision, her songs and electronic music deliver a raw and compelling sound which invites listeners of all audiences to groove to and connect with on a deep level. She has been accepted to study for her Master's in Jazz Piano at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts university, and is currently debating if that will be the next step in her career.
Sophia graduated from Cal State Northridge Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Media Compostion in May 2018. 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. 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.
Active as a collaborative artist, Sophia performs as a pianist with different ensembles professionally, for private and public events, and with ensembles including the Westlake Village Symphony Orchestra, and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist in many of her performances, including in 2014 where she was a featured soloist on the synthesizer with the world famous Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, when her group won the Fred Sanford Gold Medal in Percussion
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 composing for several ensembles, performing with several groups professionally, teaching lessons, composing music for several prestigious competitions, and will release new solo and collaborative music soon.
“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