Nadia Sofokleous Hamoudi
Nadia Sofokleous (Hamoudi) was born in Romania and started playing the clarinet at the age of 13. After just three years she won several national competitions and the international competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest. More prizes and scholarships followed, like the "Emma Contestabile" of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and second prize at the international competition "Saverio Mercadante" in Italy.
After studying at the University of Music in Bucharest, she continued her studies in Germany and Switzerland. Great mentors like Antony Pay, Francois Benda, Chen Halevi and Charles Neidich left their mark on her interpretation style.
As soloist she performed repeteadly with orchestras like Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra Bucharest and Sinfonieorchester VS. She played recitals and chamber music concerts across whole Europe.
She also played in prestigious festivals like "Faszination Klarinette"- Berlin, Chamber Music Festival- Brasov and "Enescu Festival" - Bucharest.
Nadia Sofokleous was a solo clarinet player of the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Bucharest and collaborated with the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest as well as Junge Oper Stuttgart and she is now solo clarinetist in the symphonic orchestra of VillingenSchwenningen.
She is the leader of the woodwind section at the Musikakademie Villingen- Schwenningen where she gets to perform one of her biggest passions: teaching clarinet, she is giving regularly master classes in Germany and Romania and she is also the founder of the Woodwind Quintett of Musikakademie VS and Klarisma Ensemble that playes chamber music from duo to septet.
Nadia Sofokleous is an RZ-Artist (http://www.rericha-zlesak.cz/home) and currently plays the RZ high end model “Solo” clarinets with Licostini Mouthpiece, Silverstein ligature and Gonzales GD reeds.