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Sophia Kessinger

Instrument: Violin

Member Since: 2006

Hometown: Berkeley, California

First Memorable Musical Experience: At age three, when I started learning the violin, I first had to learn to hold one correctly by using a “practice” violin, which was a Cream of Wheat box with a ruler taped to it. I was really excited when I finally got to graduate to a real violin!

Mozart Minute: Sophia Kessinger

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's Sophia Kessinger talks about the mysterious origins of her "orphaned" violin. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians:

Mozart Minute: Sophia Kessinger ("Test Driving at Tarisio")

Sophia Kessinger, violinist with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, talks about her first job at Tarisio Auctions—and the magical repairs happening behind the scenes. Meet the other Festival Orchestra musicians:

Meet the members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in this Emmy Award–winning series.