Belgian soprano Sophie Junker studied at the IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie) in Namur, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Sophie is a Samling Scholar and winner of the first prize in the 2010 London Handel Competition and the 2012 International Cesti Competition.
Performance highlights include Castor et Pollux with Christian Curnyn in London, Drusilla/Virtu L’Incoronazione di Poppea and Melanto/Fortuna ll Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria both with the Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr in London and Bucharest, the title role Cendrillon with Opera Royal de Wallonie (Liège), Hélène Une Education Manquée and Sapho with Opera Lafayette in New York and Washington, Leçon des Ténèbres with Le Poème Harmonique in Luxembourg, a programme of Bach Cantatas with Concerto Copenhagen in Denmark and Sweden, St Matthew Passion with Holland Baroque, and Alexander Balus at the London Handel Festival, a programme of Bach Cantatas with Concerto Copenhagen, Solomon at St John’s Smith Square, Dido & Aeneas and Venus & Adonis with La Nuova Musica and King Arthur with Vox Luminis.
Recent engagements include The Creation with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Orlando with the English Concert in Bologna, a programme of Couperin with Le Poeme Harmonique on tour in the Netherlands, Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte with Opera de Dijon and at the Philharmonie de Paris, King’s Daughter with Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Concerto Copenhagen as well as performances of St John’s Passion with Collegium 1704 in Prague, Thüringen and Dresden.
Later this year, Sophie will present a programme of Clerembault Cantatas with Arcangelo at the Hindsgavl festival and in Wigmore Hall, Monteverdi Vespers with Bach Collegium Japan before going on to reprise the role of Erste Dame Die Zauberflöte with Opera Limoges and Théâtre de Caen.BACK