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French Impressions

Works by F. Poulenc, C. Debussy,  M. Ravel, P. Sancan, A. Jolivet & J. Mouquet



French Impressions

Radio Klassik - Austria
(24. February 2017)

"The young flutist Sofia de Salis is not only presenting her first album this year, she is also organizing a competition."

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French Impressions


Solo Projects

Sofia de Salis — Flute

Discover Sofia de Salis’ solo repertoire: Orchestral, Flute & Piano, Flute solo, as well as her recital programs. A great variety of flute masterpieces along with new compositions and unknown pearls of the flute repertoire.

Giez Festival

Sofia de Salis — Musical director

The trio Classic Plus presents programs consisting not only of classical and contemporary music, but also their own arrangements and transcriptions of jazz pieces.

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Trio Triskèle

Sofia de Salis — Flute
Natalia Demina — Violin
Olga Andryushchenko — Piano

Founded in 2016, the Trio Triskèle develops a repertoire of classical and contemporary works, with a focus on lesser-known pieces and original discoveries.

International Competition

The International Competition for Young Performers in Val de Travers is open to pianists and flutists of any nationality, born after the 1st of July 1992. The competition will be held from the 1st to the 6th of July 2017 at Chapelle de Couvet, in Val de Travers, Switzerland.


Flutist of Russian origin, Sofia de Salis won various international competitions and performed as a soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras; she also gave recitals with renowned pianists and chamber musicians. Her musicality and the quality of her sound are the distinctive elements of her talent.

Born in Moscow to a father who is well known as an artist-painter and to a singer mother, Sofia de Salis starts learning music at the age of four. After brilliant studies at the Moscow Conservatory, crowned with a concert diploma with distinction, she continued her training at the Conservatory of Basel in the class of Felix Renggli, where she obtained a concert diploma and an education diploma. She also studied in master classes or workshops with Renata Greis-Armin, Aurèle Nicolet, Ransom Wilson, Bartold Kuijken, Rachel Braun, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Andras Adorjan and Jacques Zoon.

To enrich her musical experience in the field of Baroque, she followed the traverso course given by Oskar Peter at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Her interest also extends to modern music and Sofia de Salis performed works by contemporary composers such as Pierre Boulez, Edison Denisov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jost Meier, Jürg Wittenbach and Samuel Ducommun, some of whom she had the opportunity to collaborate with.

With her broad repertoire, she performed as a soloist and in orchestras in internationally renowned venues such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Theater Basel, Casino Basel, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Centre Washington and Tonhalle Zurich under the direction, among others, of Gennady Rojdestvinski, Krysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Spivakov and Valery Polyansky. She collaborated with various orchestras, including the Moscow Philharmonic, the Neues Orchester Basel and the Orchestre Symphonique Bienne-Soleure.

Next Concerts & Audios


"La flute de Pan"
Sonata for flute and piano (op. 15)
1st movement: "Pan et les bergers"

Jules Mouquet (1867-1946)


Sofia de Salis - Flute
Elina Kachalova - Piano

"Pièce en forme de Habanera"

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)


Sofia de Salis - Flute
Elina Kachalova - Piano

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