Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon,
Principal Flutist

Awarded at the Georges Cziffra Foundation

SANKYO 14K-3 Flute


Since 1989, French born flutist Sophie Perrier has been Principal Flute of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. She made her orchestral debut with the Orchestre National de Lyon in France when she was only 18 years old. She was a student of Michel Debost at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris and was unanimously awarded Premier Prix de Flute in 1985. Additionally, she was an award winner of the Georges Cziffra Foundation.

From 1987 to 1989 she furthered her studies with Karlheinz Zoeller at the Orchester Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker where she had the opportunity to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic in numerous concerts and recordings under the most celebrated conductors of our time, including Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti, Ricardo Muti, James Levine and Yuri Temirkanov.

She has participated in the master classes of Christian Larde, Maxence Larrieu, Patrick Gallois and Geoffrey Gilbert.

Sophie has performed as both a soloist and chamber musician in numerous music festivals in Europe and the Middle East. She is regularly invited to give master classes in both Spain and Portugal.