Australian-born violinist Sophie Gent studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Ryo Terakado. Currently living in France, Sophie is in high demand as an orchestral leader and chamber musician throughout Europe and abroad, and appears regularly with Ensemble Masques, Orchestre Pygmalion, the Ricercar Consort, Ensemble Arcangelo, le Caravanserail, and the Orchestra of the Collegium Vocale, amongst others. Professor of baroque violin at the Amsterdam Conservatorium from 2011-14, she has also given masterclasses at the AntwerpenConservatorium, the Jerusalem Early Music Workshop, the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes, and at the Early Music Academy in Vannes. She is currently on faculty at the Conservatoire of Boulogne-Billancourt. Sophie plays a violin by Jacob Stainer from 1676.