Aberdeen-born Sonia Cromarty studied cello and baroque cello at the RSAMD gaining a First Class Honours degree and Post-graduate Diploma with Distinction. During her college years she won numerous prizes for solo and ensemble playing including the prestigious Peter Morrison Award for all round excellence. Since graduating she has enjoyed a busy and varied freelance career that has taken her around the world from South America to the Arctic. She has worked with Scotland’s leading orchestras and ensembles and performs and tours regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. As a chamber player Sonia is also a member of Daniel's Beard, the Amici Cello Trio, Beinn Artair Piano Trio and the Rhona Mackay Trio. Off stage, she enjoys teaching, bringing music to the wider community through education projects and introducing the world to her daughters Nara and orla.