Sophia Goidinger-Koch (1987) lives in Vienna and works as a freelance musician in contemporary and improvised music.
In 2018 she was awarded the START-Stipendium by the Bundeskanzleramt of Austria. In the season of 2018/19 she is also a Ulysses Journey Musician.
Ms. Goidinger-Koch has played numerous concerts in Austria and abroad. Highlights have included the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, Porgy&Bess, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zappanale Bad Doberan, and EXPO Mailand (2015).
Ms. Goidinger-Koch is a member of the artistic board of Studio Dan and she is violinist and violist of Ensemble Platypus. She is also cofounder
of strings&noise (with Maiken Beer) and Ubiq! (with Mathias Koch). She is a frequent guest with many other ensembles and orchestras including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Schallfeld and Ensemble Phace.
She has had the opportunity to work with musicians and composers including Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Elliott Sharp, Gunter Schneider, Burkhard Stangl, Renald Deppe, Frank Gratkowski, Clemens Wenger, Maja Osojnik, and Daniel Riegler; and she has attended masterclasses and workshops with Christian Wolff, Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ernst Kovacic as well as with Klangforum Wien.
She studied violin and viola at the Mozarteum Innsbruck with Christos Kanettis, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Univ.-Prof. Thomas Fheodoroff. 2015 she graduated with honors from “Performance Practice in Contemporary Music” with Klangforum Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.