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SOFÍA MOLINA, YOUNG VIOLINIST FROM SAN ANTONIO

10 - 10 - 2017

SOFÍA MOLINA, YOUNG VIOLINIST FROM SAN ANTONIO

The child prodigy enraptured all those who attended our annual assembly, which took place in late August in the Peruvian Embassy. This is her story.

Only 10 years old, she is a fifth grade student at the Espíritu Santo School in San Antonio. In 2017, she entered Universidad Mayor’s Music Conservatory in Santiago, where she is currently in her third year of specialized violin studies. Sofía has already captivated multiple audiences thanks to her talent, virtuosity, and sensitivity when performing classical and popular melodies, which she reproduces using one of the most complex stringed instruments: the violin.

On Thursday, August 24, Sofía Molina was the artistic surprise prepared by the organizers of the Members’ Assembly of the Chile Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. On this occasion, the young violinist regaled her audience with a repertoire of skillfully performed classical pieces.

Sofía started playing the violin at age 7 as a game, encouraged by her father, Jorge Molina, a music teacher and classical guitar interpreter.

Roxana Vargas, the child prodigy’s mother, highlights her daughter’s achievements and points out that she has never neglected her responsibilities as a 5th grade student. “At school, she’s still a normal girl who plays and studies with her classmates, while at university she behaves like a true higher education student, talking about music and chords with her peers, teachers, and tutors”, she explains.

Sofía’s quality as an interpreter has been recognized and praised by experts, who visualize a promising career as a violinist for her as long as she receives permanent musical education and enjoys the support of her loved ones.

Her studies at the conservatory are partly funded by a half scholarship awarded by the Municipality of Santo Domingo. However, her parents must cover the rest of the costs associated to her studies, which include traveling to Santiago three times per week, food expenses, study materials, books, and violin parts. In this regard, Jorge and Roxana point out that they welcome contributions by private donors and companies, which will enable them to continue supporting Sofía’s musical career. People interested in supporting this young violinist can contact her mother directly by writing to roxanademolina@gmail.com

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    • Andrea Cuomo
    • Andrés Rodríguez Perez
    • Carlos Moran
    • Cecilia Echeñique
    • Comité Calificador de Donaciones Culturales
    • Embajada de Chile en Estados Unidos
    • Estela F. Garafulich Adult Literacy Programe
    • Francisca Florenzano
    • Javier Mendicute
    • Javiera Parada
    • Jurado Concurso de Canto 2014-15
    • Jurado Concurso “Mujeres en la Música II”
    • Jurado Final “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Jurado Preselección “Cartas de Mujer”
    • Kingston Family Vineyards, Casablanca Valley
    • María José Viera Gallo
    • Mario Agliati
    • Mica Kaufmann
    • Michelle Landa
    • Nieves Edwards
    • Roberto Sepúlveda
    • Rodrigo Espinosa
    • Teatro Corpartes 660
    • Teruca Martinez
    • Ximena Sahli
    • Viñamar y Castillo de Molina
    • Viña Veramonte