Virtuosi is a concert series for Young Musicians held in a London at the end of each term since 2016. Our aim is to establish a strong stage presentation and confidence in a public appearances.




Anna Kirby

«Sofiko has taught our daughter (a complete beginner) cello from the age of five. Sofiko is patient, methodical and detailed and only two years later our daughter, now seven, is playing repertoire of grade 6 to 7 level to a high standard giving her a solid base for developing her technique and repertoire further. What Sofiko is also wonderful at is thinking about the bigger picture of performance opportunities so that her pupils become well-rounded and articulate musicians right from the start. I cannot recommend her more highly!»

Anna Kirby

Bonnie Ma

«My son has been learning cello with Sofiko for the last year. We are so lucky to find such a lovely teacher like her. She is an inspiring teacher and likes to challenge her students. My son has learnt a lot so far, not just playing pieces but understanding music in a wider context. During lockdown we have been doing lessons on Skype which have all been delivered seamlessly and professionally, Sofiko has taken the time to send pieces to practise and extra tips. My son enjoys studying with Sofiko. She is very helpful and patient, highly recommended.»

Leanne. Mama of Alicia

«Sofiko is my daughter’s very first cello teacher at the age of 7 and we very much look forward to seeing her every week. Her teaching is artist, imaginative and inspiring. My daughter achieved many great things with Sofiko including distinction in Abrsm exams and first prize in cello solo competition at the Kingston music festival and Sutton music festival. Sofiko’s passion with music is infectious and has inspired my daughter into acquiring greater challenges»

Ms Cheng

«Sofiko is an exceptional music teacher and a wonderful person. An intelligent and highly skilled cellist, she is patient and creative in finding ways to communicate musical direction and technique. She motivates students by expanding their skills, sharing useful anecdotes and great music. We highly recommend Sofiko. My son were offered a place at Royal Academy of Music junior department in 2021.»

Lan Chen

«We’ve been with this wonderful young lady for over two years now. With her help and teaching, my DD has grown a solid interest into cello, not to mention her feeling about Sofiko. Sofiko is always well prepared, patient, calm and ready to deal with any emotional disruption. The best of all is her explanation about the music piece. She would make it into a story. We were so lucky to have her

Marina Smith

«Sofiko is an outstanding music teacher on several different levels: on one hand, she is inspiring as a musician in her own right, on the other hand, she is an outstanding tutor. She is patient with children and quite focused and results-oriented at the same time. She’s been teaching my children for 9 years and achieved results we’ve never thought possible. Highly reccomended!»

Maria Bashieva

«Sofiko is a highly experienced, friendly and knowledgeable cello teacher. Since starting lessons with Sofiko, my son has progressed a lot more than with his previous teachers and is enjoying his lessons enormously. Her attention to detail is incredible and she always finds the best ways to explain tricky technical points so that a 10 year old can understand. I thoroughly recommend Sofiko

Gabi Jang

«Sofiko has been teaching my boys since they were age 5 and 6. My oldest son’s grade exam results are always Distinction. Apart of awards he already got in a past now we are preparing for RCM Junior department audition, Viena Music and Harrow International competitions. My youngest is 5 years old and he started Cello with Sofiko 9 months ago and he already did two concerts and got 1st prize at Kingston Festival. I am so happy the way Sofiko is teaching. She is very organised and her piece choices are full of variety so kids never get bored. I do strongly recommend her