photo: Sam Brewer

Pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower’s innate grace and musical sensitivity have moved audiences across the United States and abroad. Her playing has been called “soulful artistry that underlines gorgeous harmonic change.” She has performed extensively at the Perlman Music Program, La Jolla Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, and the Pablo Casals Festival. She is a member artist of Mistral Music and a frequent guest on WCRB Radio in Boston.

Scolnik-Brower has performed with the Borromeo String Quartet and the Alianza String Quartet, and with such luminaries as Cho-Liang Lin, Itzhak Perlman, Don and Vivian Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Lucy Chapman, and the late Roger Tapping. She continues to collaborate with numerous distinguished artists including the Associate Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Juliette Kang, Metropolitan Opera Baritone Justin Austin, and Steinway Artists Aurelien Pontier, Max Levinson, and Gloria Chien.

Scolnik-Brower graduated magna cum laude in 2012 from Harvard University with a B.A. in Psychology, and earned her Masters in Social Work from Boston College in 2022. Her social work focuses on addressing mental health challenges among people impacted by systemic inequity.

Albums

J.S. Bach Complete Sonatas for Flute & Piano

Release Date: September 23, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6468
Baroque
Chamber
Flute
Piano
When Johann Sebstian Bach composed his flute sonatas, the flute was in its infancy as a replacement for the popular recorder. Nevertheless, his musical genius rings out as richly layered harmony and emotions exude from each fluently written piece on J.S. BACH COMPLETE SONATAS FOR FLUTE & PIANO. On this two-disc recording, the mother-daughter duo of flutist Julie Scolnik, lauded by the Boston Globe for her “urgency full of fire that melts into disarming delicacy,” and pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower further amplify Bach’s expressiveness, swapping the usual harpsichord for piano to deepen the dynamics and phrasing throughout the compositions.
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