Effortlessly balancing on the musical tightrope between pop and R&B, Sophia displays her talent in a confident and mature way that suggests a long musical career. But the young singer only just graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatory.Her musical and personal development in the years before she started her study have left their marks and resonate within her music. As her parents travelled from country to country, Sophia was brought up in a nomadic lifestyle. Her name is therefore consciously chosen by her parents; it is pronounced the same worldwide.
When she was five, she and her mother moved from Brazil and settled permanently in The Netherlands. To call it a culture shock is an understatement. “The period in my life following that move certainly was not easy. What lasted from that period is the constant urge to prove myself”, says Sophia. “Music has always been a wonderful means of expression for me. By creating music myself and totally immersing myself into the songs I was creating, I have experienced my first moments of happiness.”