Biography

Sophie Dervaux joined the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra as principal
bassoon in 2015. Previously, she was principal contrabassoon of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Prizewinner of prestigious competitions which includes the international ARD Competition Munich
and the Beethoven-Ring Bonn, among others, Sophie has performed as soloist with the Vienna
Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the
Munich Kammerorchester, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the
Orchestre National de Lyon etc. Her solo repertoire includes works by Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Jolivet,
Strauss, Mozart, Haydn, Hummel and Paganini.

Sophie Dervaux has performed in the major concert halls of the world, including the Musikverein
Wien, Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Royal Albert Hall in
London and Carnegie Hall in New York.
As chambrist she performs with renowned musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Pahud,
Albrecht Mayer, Fabian Müller etc.

In 2020 she recorded the Beethoven Trio for Piano, Bassoon and Flute for Warner Classics together
with Daniel Barenboim and Emmanuel Pahud in the Boulez-Saal in Berlin. Her debut album with
works for bassoon and piano will be released 2021 by Berlin Classics.
Since 2020 Sophie Dervaux is teaching at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.
She has presented masterclasses at prestigious conservatories in Japan, China, Austria, Spain,
Portugal, France, Argentina and the United States. Sophie Dervaux is a Püchner bassoon artist and is
dedicated to expanding the bassoon repertoire by rediscovering old and commissioning new pieces
that feature the instrument.

Born in 1991 in the Paris suburb of Clamart, Sophie Dervaux first studied guitar and clarinet, and
started playing the bassoon in 2003. She continued her studies at the National Conservatory of Music
in Lyon, France, at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” and the Karajan Academy in Berlin.
Sophie Dervaux’s teachers include Carlo Colombo, Jean Pignoly, Volker Tessmann and Daniele
Damiano.