Sophia Bernitz is a Boston- based freelance violinist and violist as of Fall 2022. In May 2022, she completed her fellowship at New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. She hails originally from Lexington, Massachusetts.
She received her BM in violin and viola performance in 2016 from Oberlin College and Conservatory and her masters in violin performance in 2018 from New England Conservatory. Her principal violin teachers have included Kristopher Tong, David Bowlin, Peter Zazofsky, and Carlough Faulkner-Carroll. In a past life, she was a nationally ranked Competitive figure skater. She also enjoys jigsaw puzzles, knitting, playing with dogs and singing.