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Sophie Langdon, violinist, musician, teacher

violin teacher

Teacher

Sophie Langdon is Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she has been teaching for over 20 years. Past students are active all over the world, many with positions in major orchestras either here in the UK or abroad in Finland, Sweden, Spain, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the USA.

For eight years until 2010, Langdon held the post of Head of Strings at Cranleigh School in Surrey. Other establishments where Langdon has held teaching posts include Trinity College of Music, the Central Ostrabothnian Conservatoire in Finland where Langdon was a Visiting Professor of Violin, specialist music schools Chethams and the Yehudi Menuhin School, and her very first post, which was in the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music. Teaching has always been equally important to Langdon as her own performing.

Langdon is passionate about her teaching, and making a difference for her students - in 2012 she began to give her own workshops entitled Enhanced Performance Techniques for musicians. EPT is a unique range of techniques designed to free players from anxiety and enable them to perform with greater confidence and freedom.

Langdon also teaches privately, both in London and at home in Surrey.

Enhanced Performance Techniques workshops for musicians

Enhanced Performance Techniques

The Enhanced Performance Techniques workshops for musicians bring together a unique range of special techniques designed to free performers from anxiety and to enable them to perform with greater confidence and freedom.

Further details can be found on the Fantastic Fiddler website.

Enhanced Performance Techniques workshops for musicians

In their own words

"She solved many technical issues for me - especially those relating to dysfunctional tension - and made good, structured, use of studies to address those problems.

I can thank her especially for helping me develop fine skills and musicianship, and she has consistently been a source of inspiration as a performer."

Michiko Negami, Violinist and Teacher


"Very first time when I had a lesson with her, it was an unforgettable day - still I remember … it was a totally new world for me. I still thank her so much for teaching me with her great patience."

Eugene Yang - member of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Quartet leader, and soloist.