"LefreQue is my best helper anywhere and anytime. I hear how the sound become more spacious and ringing from the first minute of playing. Its like perfect acoustics that are always with me."
Sofiia Matviienko was born in the small town of Pereshchepino in central Ukraine. She started studying recorder at the age of 5 due to speech problems and found that this is what she likes and wants to do. From the age of 9, Sofiia switched to the classical flute and moved to Poltava to study at a music school, where she graduated from the Poltava Academy of Arts with honors. Most of her knowledge and skills however she received over the Internet, master classes on Youtube and filming lessons from famous musicians. That is why Sofiia always tries to take part in international flute competitions and summer flute schools to develop her knowledge and meet fantastic flute players;
Sofiia won many competitions and participated in international festivals in Argentina, Germany, Italy, Bosnia and other countries. In 2016 she played her first solo concert in Italy and recorded it on CD. The young flutist is happy to take part in charity events, for example, at the annual concert of St. Nicholas for children in Poltava, Ukraine. In 2017, Sofiia auditioned and received a full scholarship to study at Purcells School for Young Musicians in the UK, where she graduated with honors. In addition to music, she studied dance, played the piano, sang and painted. From 2020 to study at the Royal Academy of Music in the class of the legendary flutist William Bennett thanks to the generous ABRSM scholarship. In different years, Sofiia was supported by: Rotary Club Dusseldorf-Schlostrum, Yamaha Scholarship Program, VERE MUSIC FUND.