Natasha Sofla is a Bristol-based composer with a BMus from the University of Birmingham, and an an MA in Composition for Film and Television. Over the last three years, she has been commissioned to write for a variety of events, including Collective 31's St Matthew Passion: Reimagined, the Christmas Spectacular concert at St George's Bristol, and the contemporary music festival Turbulences Sonores. In addition, her music has been featured in concerts by Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO), the City of Bristol Choir, and the Bristol Ensemble. Natasha was recently interviewed by Collective31, which you can read here.
Although primarily a composer, Natasha started her musical journey at the age of 7 as a clarinettist. She went on to receive tuition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, and the Conservatoire de Montpellier during the course of her degree. She has played in a wide variety of orchestras, chamber ensembles and pit bands, and is excited to flex her clarinet-playing muscles once again with Festival Fresco.