Sophia Goidinger-Koch (1987) lives in Vienna and works as a freelance musician in contemporary and improvised music.
She studied violin and viola at the Mozarteum Innsbruck with Christos Kanettis, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Univ.-Prof. Thomas Fheodoroff and “Performance Practice in Contemporary Music” with Klangforum Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Ms. Goidinger-Koch is an active member of Studio Dan, The Black Page Orchestra and of Ensemble Platypus.
She is also cofounder of MaxiFlex (with Rosi Rehformen), ViVid (with Maiken Beer) and Ubiq! (with Mathias Koch).
She has collaborated with many other ensembles and orchestras including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Schallfeld, Ensemble Phace, Innviertler Symphonie Orchester, Innstrumenti and Wiener Jeunesse Orchester.
She has had the opportunity to work with musicians and composers including Vinko Globokar, Michel Doneda, Elliott Sharp, Gunter Schneider, Burkhard Stangl, Renald Deppe, Frank Gratkowski, Clemens Wenger, Maja Osojnik, and Daniel Riegler; and she has attended masterclasses and workshops with Christian Wolff, Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ernst Kovacic as well as with Klangforum Wien.
Ms. Goidinger-Koch has played numerous concerts in Austria and abroad. Highlights have included the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, Porgy&Bess, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburger Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg, Zappanale Bad Doberan and EXPO Mailand (2015).