Sophie Dartigalongue

Born in Clamart near Paris

Member since 2014-05-05


2nd Prize at the ARD International Music Competition, Munich (2013), 1st Prize at the Michał Spisak International Music Competition 2012, the International Academic Oboe and Bassoon Competition Łódź 2011, AudiMozart 2010, and the Carl Maria von Weber International Bassoon and Clarinet Competition Breslau 2010, 2nd Prize at the International Crusell Bassoon Competition 2011

“My first concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker was a rollercoaster of emotions: At first, I felt very nervous and excited, but I was impressed by the concert hall and the audience in particular. I had never experienced so much enthusiasm! In the end, I was just happy and thankful to be able to be there.”

Sophie Dartigalongue began her musical training on the guitar. She first encountered the bassoon at an instrument presentation for her little brother. Thrilled by the sound, she decided to learn the instrument – especially since it offered her the opportunity to play in an orchestra. From 2008 to 2011, she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Carlo Colombo and Jean Pignoly.

In 2011, Sophie Dartigalongue became a student at the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker where she was taught by Daniele Damiano (bassoon), and Marion Reinhardt and Markus Weidmann (contrabassoon). A winner of several international competitions, she gained his first orchestral experience in the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie and the Orchestre de l'Opéra Lyon, before she became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker in May 2013.