Sophia Grigoriadis

Sophia Grigoriadis, Mus.Bac., ARCT, studied music history and ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto. Over the past 30 years, her study of Greek, Middle Eastern, AfroCuban, Brazilian singing and hand percussion has led her to perform with many traditional music and fusion ensembles in Toronto. Along with performance and composition, Sophia is Choir Director of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church choir, and teaches elementary music at Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox school. Through her studio Clapping Land, Ms Grigoriadis has designed unique world music programs for children and their families, incorporating her passion for diverse music with her training. Sophia’s world music CD compilation Sound Adventures — Global Music for Children was awarded the 2005 Silver Award from the US-based Parents’ Choice Foundation. Sophia currently performs with the Juno-nominated quartet Turkwaz, an all-female quartet which focusses on the music of Greece, Turkey, the Middle East and the Balkans. As an active participant in the music community both locally and through touring across the country, she is passionate about promoting Canada’s unique and vibrant world music scene to her audiences, as well as the families that participate in her programs.