Sophie Mathieu - Young Composer in Residence
Sophie Mathieu is a French-American composer of concert and film music based in Los Angeles, California. She has won the Austin Symphony’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition three times, in 2013 (in which she was the youngest winner) with Le Fort de Vaux, in 2015 with Somnium, and in 2016 with The Odyssey. She has also been honored with several other awards and opportunities, including a state recognition in the Reflections Arts Competition and a commission by the Les Chanteurs de la Paix choir, based in Verdun, France. Sophie has appeared in an Arts In Context documentary following the lives of young composers, and, as the student representative of the Board of Directors of the Golden Hornet Project, she co-produced a concert premiering works by many local young composers. Her works have been premiered by many world-class ensembles, such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Hear No Evil. In 2015, she was offered a publishing contract with Ars Nova Music. Sophie is currently majoring in Composition and minoring in Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, with hopes of becoming a film composer. She has studied composition with Garry Schyman, Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopschinski, and Mark Weiser, and currently studies with Ted Hearne.