Zoe Sones

Zoe is a third year music student and a first study pianist at the university. Since starting the piano at the age of six, Zoe has become an accomplished performer, recently performing with Dorset Chamber Orchestra in Saint-Saens’ ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in March. Alongside the piano, Zoe started the viola in 2012. As well being a violist in SUSO for two years, Zoe has considerable orchestral experience on the viola, including Principal Violist in Essex Young People’s Orchestra, Essex Youth Orchestra, Magna Sinfonia, Southampton University Sinfonietta and fellow student projects at the university. Zoe has also played important roles in the SUSO Committee during her time at the University, as Publicity Officer in 2017/2018 and this year’s Social Secretary.

In the second year of her music degree, Zoe studied conducting under Robin Browning, the conductor of Essex Youth Orchestra and former Musical Director of SUSO. Zoe has developed a great interest in conducting, so is delighted to be awarded the position of Assistant Conductor of SUSO 2018/19. As Assistant Conductor, Zoe will use this unique experience to further develop her conducting skills alongside Alexander Walker, working with talented musicians, and furthermore engage with her passion for music.