Sophie Clarke is a Mezzo-Soprano, Actor, Compère and Dancer from Liverpool who has been awarded the Hargreaves and Ball Scholarship to study for a Masters of Music in Classical Singing and Opera at The Royal Northern College of Music where she is currently in her first year of study. She is also kindly sponsored by Mr Peter Snook.
Sophie's career has only just begun with some highlights in recent years including performing as the Alto Soloist in Handel’s Messiah in Nottingham’s Albert Hall and being the Mezzo-Soprano Soloist in the latest performance of Bernstein’s Mass at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. This production of the great work by West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein was conducted by Marin Alsop, with vocal coaching by Mary King and direction by Jude Kelly CBE. Shortly before this Sophie filmed her solo performance for BBC One’s new TV program 'All Together Now' Series One, where she was one of the youngest performers on the show.
"A wonderful, consummate performer. This young lady can do everything from Classical to Modern."
Parr Street Recording Studios & The Fashion Hub, Liverpool
"Sophie Clarke has such a gorgeous voice!"
BBC Radio Merseyside
After a recent successful audition, Sophie is now a member of the RNCM Songsters - a pool of selected singers and pianists who specialise in song repertoire performing in a wide variety of concerts each year. Being described as having a voice that one could imagine in the Concert Hall or the Jazz Club, Sophie is a regular Concert Soloist either performing her own solo show or acting as a Guest Soloist in various prestigious venues and events all over the UK. Sophie has been a Soloist at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, the UK’s largest cathedral, on multiple occasions, at The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at Kings Cross St Pancras International Station for the Lord Mayor of London. She was the Guest Soloist at the 2021 Miss England Final in Coventry this August and Guest Soloist for the Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir alongside Foden's world renowned Brass Band at The Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent. Some other performances include singing a duet of 'Beauty and the Beast' with The Voice of Disney Peabo Bryson in a charity event organised by the late David Gest and being selected for a solo performance at the World Famous Southport Flower Show which attracts over 50,000 visitors every year. She has just performed as the Emperor in a new opera ‘The Language of Flowers’ with libretto by New York Times Best Seller Cecil Castellucci and Music by Charlotte Marlowe at the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
"Watching Sophie sing is like sitting in the cinema watching a Katharine Hepburn movie."
The Last Stop Sounds Music Magazine
In 2020, Sophie graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Musical Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where she was a Leverhulme Arts Scholar. During her time at Trinity Laban Sophie won the prestigious Trinity Laban Stephen Sondheim Performer of the Year Competition with her performance of Stay With Me from Into The Woods. Sophie was also a Finalist and Second Prize Winner alongside pianist Tom Knowles in the English Song Competition after being the first Musical Theatre student in the school’s history granted permission to compete alongside the classical students. Sophie was one of three finalists in the Voice of Musical Theatre Competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in her first year of competing at the event. Other theatre and dance credits include tap dancing away in the one off charity performance of Singin In The Rain at The Adelphi Theatre, West End which was hosted by Julian Clary and dancing for Canadian Fashion Designer Edeline Lee at London Fashion Week. She thoroughly enjoys work as an Emcee, most recently compèring for the London based Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra at Blackheath Halls.
Since the age of nine Sophie has performed in various charity concerts and events every year, most prominently for The British Heart Foundation singing to raise funds for defibrillators to be installed into public spaces such as schools and leisure centres. She is proud to have supported over 35 different charities with her singing. Sophie also sings at Weddings, Christenings and Funeral/Memorial Services throughout the year singing appropriate repertoire for the occasion carefully selected for her clients. Please Contact Sophie if you have any questions.