Melbourne Music Teachers

Sophia Kirsanova

Sophia Kirsanova

St Kilda East VIC, Australia

Violin Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, VCE Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: PhD in Performance (Violin), Artist Diploma, Master and Bachelor
  • Pricing: $ 120 per one hour lesson
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


I teach violin at the University of Melbourne / Conservatorium of Music. I also give international masterclasses and teach at my private violin studio in Melbourne.

My lessons are designed for each student’s aims, balanced between technical and musical development, and include preparation for solo performances, orchestral auditions, AMEB exams and general professional consultation.

I perform internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. I have performed solo recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Melba Hall, Hanson Dyer Hall, the Royal Academy of Music in London and Europe.

I am a laureate of several competitions and have performed as a soloist with orchestras: Israel Camerata, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Strings.

I have worked professionally in the chamber orchestra Israel Camerata (2009 – 2018) and have been a guest player with the Israel Philharmonic, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta Riga. I am also the founder and concertmaster of Melbourne Strings.

I have a PhD in violin performance from the University of Melbourne, a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree and an Artist Diploma.

I have participated in masterclasses with Itzhak Perlman, Zakhar Bron, Miriam Fried, Ivry Gitlis, György Pauk, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Christian Tetzlaff and courses in Europe, such as Aurora Master Classes (Sweden), Collegium Musicum (Germany), Holland Music Sessions.

You can find out more about me on my website:

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Teaching Info

  • Weekly lessons of 60 minutes
  • A tailored program to the student’s needs
  • Preparation for exams and auditions
  • Wide range of repertoire
  • Piano accompaniment
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