Sophie Unsen


Sophie became an Associate Player in 2014 after successfully completing Taikoz’s Individual Development Program in 2013. In October 2018, she became a member of Taikoz.Sophie has studied shinobue (bamboo flute) and taiko with former Kodo member Kaoru Watanabe in New York City, and in 2015 travelled to Japan to undertake intensive study with Iwasaki Onikenbai Hozonkai, Akio Tsumura, Kyosuke Suzuki and Mochizuki Saburo. Sophie has also performed at the Kitakami Michinoku Geinou Matsuri in Kitakami City.Sophie has completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on saxophone and has performed extensively overseas and nationally with various ensembles. Sophie regularly teaches Taikoz’s 8-week Beginner Classes and is passionate about music education, with an emphasis on taiko.  

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