Hi, I'm Sophia Schulz. I'm a Cellist based in Nuremberg, Germany with a focus on interdisciplenary work and non-institutional new classical music.

Projects

  • Trio Vier

    Trio Vier draws inspiration from a dynamic combination of musical genres, including new music, free improvisation, classical chamber music and contemporary jazz, to form a distinct melodic language all of its own.

  • Orchester Ventuno

    Founded in 2013, the Ventuno Orchestra is a young, professional chamber orchestra in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. The concern of the ensemble is to set new impulses for a gripping concert experience in the 21st century, to deal artistically with socially relevant topics and to bring classical music closer to children and young people with the education program "Klassik Kids - klingende Brücken".

  • sound:aurora

    cello, piano, double bass and drums – inspired by nordic jazz sound.

  • Red On + Subrihanna

    With VJ Subrihanna, the ambient electronica project Red On uses image and sound as a shared moment, exploring the fluid boundaries between club, pop music and sound installation. The interplay of the elements creates a concert experience far from genres.

Cellist Sophia Schulz combines diverse musical genres to create a unique sound, adapted to each ensemble she performs in. Trained as a classical musician at the Hochschule fur Musik Nuremberg with Prof. Markus Wagner, she completed her studies with a focus on Jazz with Prof. Steffen Schorn. Her special interest in interdisciplinary projects is reflected in her work with Theater Pfütze, nö theater and the dance company SETanztheater. Sophia Schulz is the founder of the new music ensemble Trio Vier and has been a board member of Orchester Ventuno since 2020.

Productions

  • The Trial

    "Someone must have slandered Josef K., for without his having done anything wrong, he was arrested one morning."
    This is how Franz Kafka's novel "The Trial" begins, and this is how K.'s stormy run against a judicial apparatus whose structures and rules are unidentifiable starts. For every single member of a society, it is possible to become K. himself at any time and unexpectedly.
    The SETanztheater and Orchestra Ventuno occupy the entire stage with dance and music, and thus ensure that this process is conducted in the Tafelhalle Nuremberg, accessible to the public.

    Choreography und Direction:
    Sebastian Eilers

    Composition:
    Friederike Bernhardt

    Musical direction:
    Sophia Schulz

    Orchestra Ventuno:
    Anne Maertens – violin
    Gonzalo de la Lastra – violin
    Katharina Jungwirt – violin
    Celine Wilke – violin
    Michael Falter – viola
    Franziska Gosses – viola
    Sophia Schulz – cello
    Kiara Konstantinou – cello
    Justus Böhm – double bass
    Stephan Goldbach – double bass

    Dance:
    Giorgia Grandi
    Grace Boysen
    Orfeas Chatzispirou
    sowie
    ARMADA - junge Kompanie des M.A.D.

    Costume design:
    Karin Schneider

    Speaker:
    Sebastian Grünewald

    Lighting design:
    Johannes Voltz

    Dramaturgy:
    Andreas Thamm

  • Pale ink, blue day

    The jungeMET production deals with the Polish-Jewish doctor and educator Janusz Korczak. He ran the Dom Sierot orphanage under the most adverse conditions and established a way of dealing with children there that ultimately resulted in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. "Pale ink, blue day" combines new composition with drama, music and object theater, approaches the memories and stories in Dom Sierot and lets the inner life of the young residents emerge. The piece tells in poetic images of dignity and hope against the background of a decaying everyday life.

    Text and Direction:
    Gineke Pranger

    Composition and musical direction:
    Dominik Vogl

    Stage and light:
    Andreas Wagner

    Costume design:
    Valentin Peter Eisele

    Acting:
    Sofia Falzberger
    Christof Lappler
    Cali Kobel

    Music and acting:
    Sophia Schulz – Cello
    Israel Martins – Gesang
    Vsevolod Khuotarinen – Akkordeon

    Dramaturgy:
    Thomas Stang

    Production management:
    Clarissa Fricke

    Assistent Director:
    Clara Hoenen

  • Against oblivion

    A musical reading about Jewish life in Nuremberg during the Nazi era. Works by the Jewish composer Henriëtte Bosmans and Dimitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony in C minor complement texts by Jewish fellow citizens who documented their experiences in Nuremberg between 1920 and 1950. Together with the nö theater, the Ventuno Orchestra would like to make its artistic contribution to ensuring that Jewish history - especially during the Nazi era - is not forgotten, to making Jewish life in Nuremberg more visible and, at the same time, to expressly warning against the anti-Semitism that has been gaining strength in recent years.

    nö theater:
    Lucia Schulz – speaker
    Janosch Roloff – speaker

    Orchester Ventuno:
    Bernd Müller – violin
    Valentina Pilny – violin
    Gonzalo de la Lastra – violin
    Ewgenija Friedrich – violin
    Celine Wilke – violin
    Judith Spehr – violin
    Nan Hong Kim-Herberth – violin
    Maria Schalk – violin
    Sergej Simkin – violin
    Rebekka Wagner – violin
    Jakub Horacek – viola
    Yvonne Brückner – viola
    Franziska Gosses – viola
    Sophia Schulz – cello
    Ricarda Herrnböck – cello
    Stephan Goldbach – double bass

    Idea and concept:
    Sophia Schulz
    Lucia Schulz
    Janosch Roloff

  • traffic

    Choreographic concert for string trio (vl, vlc, db) and electronica, an analog dancer and the digital SETanzcompagnie.

    About 400 years ago, the musical form of the fugue emerged, a complicated mesh of several independently conducted voices. In "traffic" today, it is the pitfalls of digital streaming that stage all the musical and dance actors in a large fugue. To what extent is digital technology currently available to implement a digitalization of performing live art? How do digital possibilities change collaboration? Could the essential artistic exchange improve its sustainability record? The collective SETanztheater/Trio Miosko brings the international SETanzcompagnie (NL, GB, CUB) live and (almost) CO2-free to their performance venue, the Tafelhalle Nuremberg. The audience, the musicians and a solo dancer - physically present, to be experienced life-size. Around them, two-dimensional dancers - streamed live from their homes - as projections, on various displays. 3D and 2D interact, react.

    Original compositions by the musicians Paul Bießmann, Stephan Goldbach and Sophia Schulz as well as works by J.S. Bach combine with the choreographies by Sebastian Eilers to form a fugue-like mesh.

    Music:
    Miria Sailer – Violine
    Sophia Schulz – Cello
    Stephan Goldbach – Kontrabass
    Paul Bießmann – Electronica und Technik-Setup

    Dance:
    Melissa Escalona Gutiérrez
    Melany van der Steen
    Hollie Lily-Anna Tuxford
    Martijn Weber

    Idea and Concept:
    Sebastian Eilers
    Sophia Schulz
    Stephan Goldbach

    Composition:
    Sophia Schulz
    Stephan Goldbach
    Paul Bießmann
    J. S. Bach

    Choreography und Direction:
    Sebastian Eilers

  • LouLou & the Devil's Seduced

    Freischütz, devil's pact, silver bullets and an outdated image of society. For the 200th anniversary of the premiere of Carl Maria v. Weber's opera "Der Freischütz", the two ensembles Duo LouLou and Trio Vier are working together to create their own take on the German national opera par excellence. In addition to arrangements of Franz Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz," Weber's "Freischütz" and Radiohead's "Creep," the focus of their exploration of the theme is above all the suite "Impact" by Norwegian composer Lars Andreas Haug, composed especially for this project. The two ensembles, performing in variable instrumentation and with scenic and textual set pieces, thus take a new look at a centuries-old theme that is at the same time red-hot.

    Music:
    Lisa Ströckens – Sopran
    Rebekka Wagner – Violine
    Sophia Schulz – Cello
    Stephan Goldbach – Kontrabass

    Composition:
    Lars Andreas Haug

    Arrangements:
    Stephan Goldbach

    Direction:
    Jeffrey Döring

  • trafffiXX

    analog-digital choreographic concert

    Music as well as dance art live and develop through international exchange. Therefore artists travel and tour around the globe. But is this really necessary? The Trio Miosko and the SETanztheater have joined forces to explore the sustainability potential of their art. How far apart can musicians and dancers be in their interplay? To explore the possibilities of space and attendance they bring in an international dance company (NL, CH, GB, F) live and CO2-free to their performance venue. The audience, the musicians, a solo dancer - physically present, visible in life size. Around them two-dimensional dancers - streamed live from their home locations. 3D and 2D interacting, reacting.

    Music:
    Miria Sailer – Violine
    Sophia Schulz – Cello
    Stephan Goldbach – Kontrabass

    Dance:
    Melissa Escalona Gutiérrez
    Hollie Lilly-Anna Tuxford
    Martijn Weber
    Cathy Grealish
    Lucien Zumofen

    Concept:
    Sebastian Eilers
    Sophia Schulz

    Composition:
    Sophia Schulz
    Stephan Goldbach

    Choreography:
    Sebastian Eilers

    Technical setup:
    Simona Leyzerovich

  • Gesucht:Iphigenie

    Musical theatrical concert based on the Greek tragedy by Euripides – A co-production with ensemble fraktale, the Gluck-Festspiele as well as the Stadttheater Fürth.

    Iphigenia is the king's daughter and be married off. At least that is what she believes - and, expecting a good match, she follows the call of her beloved father and supreme commander to the camp of the battle fleet. But instead of being married she is to be sacrificed on an altar and must painfully realize that her own father has lured her into a trap: it is her, not an animal, who is to be sacrificed because the oracle demands it. Otherwise, there is no wind and the fleet cannot sail to war against the Trojan enemies.
    Gesucht:Iphigenie places a young woman at the center of a world event. Iphigenia searches for her father - and for herself. Who is she, what is her place in the world? Should she surrender to her fate and achieve glory? Or refuse and incur the hatred of the land? What is more important: the will of the country or the life of a child?

    Direction:
    Jürgen Decke

    Composition und musical direction:
    Dominik Vogl

    Text:
    Jürgen Decke
    Elisa Merkens
    Christof Lappler

    Costume Design:
    Birgit Leitzinger

    Music:
    Marie Erndl – Blockflöte
    Miria Sailer – Violine
    Sophia Schulz – Cello
    Rayka Wehner – Stimme
    Paul Bießmann – Piano, Tropfenklavier, Electronics
    Dominik Vogl – Gitarre

    Actress:
    Elisa Merkens

Dates

23.06.24 Stadtkirche, Hersbruck Orchesterkonzert Nikolaus-Selnecker-Kantorei
30.06.24 Kulturforum, Fürth Jubiläumskonzert "10 Jahre Orchester Ventuno"
12.07.24 St. Laurentius, Altdorf Jubiläumskonzert "10 Jahre Orchester Ventuno"
13.07.24 Ev.-luth. Kirchengemeinde, Herzogenaurach Jubiläumskonzert "10 Jahre Orchester Ventuno"
14.07.24 Stadtparkt, Fürth Orchester Ventuno - Classic Day for Kids
28.08.24 Violinfestival, Oettingen Trio Vier
27.09.24 ZiMMT, Leipzig Bluebeard's Castle
28.09.24 ZiMMT, Leipzig Bluebeard's Castle
29.09.24 ZiMMT, Leipzig Bluebeard's Castle
13.10.24 St. Martha, Nürnberg Die Meistercelli von Nürnberg
18.10.24 Kulturhaus Neuneinhalb, Bayreuth Trio Vier
19.10.24 Andromeda-Saal, Coburg Trio Vier
20.10.24 Ars Musica, Aub Trio Vier
14.11.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
15.11.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
16.11.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
23.11.24 Kulturforum, Fürth Orchester Ventuno „Metamorphosis“
12.12.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
13.12.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
14.12.24 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg SETanztheater & Trio Vier - Swan-Shake
20.12.24 St. Martha, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno - Concerto 6.0
↓ Past
17.05.24 Dientzenhofer-Saal, Bamberg Trio Vier
11.05.24 Johanniskapelle, Bamberg Orchester Ventuno - Metamorphosis
28.04.24 Konzerthalle, Bamberg Zauber der Operette
27.04.24 Kulturbahnhof, Hersbruck Red On + Subrihanna
26.04.24 Glashaus, Bayreuth Red On + Subrihanna
25.04.24 Milla, München Red On + Subrihanna
22.04.24 Kulturforum Fürth Orchester Ventuno - Ein Fall für Paule Paulson
21.04.24 Kulturforum Fürth Orchester Ventuno - Ein Fall für Paule Paulson
09.04.24 E.T.A. Hofmann Theater, Bamberg Tristan
08.04.24 E.T.A. Hofmann Theater, Bamberg Tristan
06.04.24 AZE Ehrenfeld Red On + Subrihanna
05.04.24 Makroscope, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr Red On + Subrihanna
04.04.24 Kultur im Bunker, Bremen Red On + Subrihanna
03.04.24 M1, Hamburg Red On + Subrihanna
02.04.24 Trafo, Jena Red On + Subrihanna
31.03.24 Kantine, Nürnberg Red On + Subrihanna
30.03.24 Kesselhaus, Bamberg Tristan
01.03.24 Kunstverein Kohlenhof, Nürnberg Trio Vier - EP Release Concert
23.02.24 Johanniskapelle, Bamberg Trio Vier - EP Release Concert
21.02.24 Klinikum Nord, Nürnberg Trio Vier - Eine gute halbe Stunde
17.12.23 St. Matthäus, Bamberg Orchester Ventuno "Concerto 5.0"
16.12.23 St. Martha, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno "Concerto 5.0"
02.12.23 Auferstehungskirche, Fürth Orchesterkonzert "Hagar"
26.11.23 Unserer Lieben Frau, Fürth Orchester Ventuno „Krönungsmesse“
24.11.23 Stadtmuseum, Schwabach Trio Vier - museomusicale
12.11.23 St. Paul, Fürth Orchester Ventuno "Beethoven C-Dur Messe"
27.10.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Orchester Ventuno „Metamorphosis“
15.10.23 St. Laurentius, Altdorf Orchester Ventuno "Metamorphosis"
14.10.23 St. Egidien, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno "Metamorphosis"
01.10.23 St. Walburga, Beilngries Achat Ensemble
24.09.23 St. Nikolaus, Nürnberg Ensemble Humoresque
22.09.23 Theaterei, Herrlingen Deepstring Ensemble
14.09.23 bridging art, Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg Trio Vier
08.09.23 Kulturterrasse, Stadthalle Fürth Orchester Ventuno „Round Midnight“
06.08.23 Spitalbühne, Aub Orchester Ventuno „Round Midnight“
05.08.23 Karl Anton, Bamberg Trio Vier
16.07.23 Stadtparkt, Fürth Classic Day for Kids
15.07.23 Kulturfabrik, Bamberg Orchester Ventuno "Round Midnight"
14.07.23 Katharinenruine, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno "Round Midnight"
01.07.23 Haus der Bäuerin, Sachsen bei Ansbach Ensemble Humoresque
29.06.23 Metropolmusikverein, Nürnberg Trio Vier
23.06.23 Gretel-Bergmann-Grundschule, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno – Children's concert
20.05.23 Liederhalle, Stuttgart ORSO Orchestra
19.05.23 Konzerthaus, Freiburg ORSO Orchestra
13.05.23 Kunni, Bamberg Trio Vier
18.04.23 Loft, Nürnberg Trio Vier
31.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
30.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
29.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
28.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
26.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
25.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
24.03.23 Kulturforum, Fürth Pale ink, blue day
19.03.23 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg The Trial
18.03.23 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg The Trial
17.03.23 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg The Trial
12.03.23 Kulturfabrik, Bamberg LouLou & the Devil's Seduced
04.03.23 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg The Trial
02.03.23 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg The Trial
27.01.23 Jüdisches Museum, Fürth Against oblivion
16.01.23 Philharmonie, Berlin The Snow Queen
12.01.23 Kafka, Bamberg Trio Vier
10.12.22 Galeriehaus, Hof Red On + Subrihanna
09.12.22 Glashaus Bayreuth Red On + Subrihanna
04.12.22 St. Laurentius, Altdorf Orchester Ventuno "Concerto 4.1"
03.12.22 St. Martha, Nürnberg Orchester Ventuno "Concerto 4.1"
01.12.22 Space Between Nürnberg "In Flux" Andrew Bernstein feat. Trio Vier
22.11.22 Kulturhaus Neuneinhalb, Bayreuth Trio Vier
19.11.22 Rothenburg o. d. Tauber Ernst von Leben "tarte d'ort"
18.11.22 Amberg Ernst von Leben "tarte d'ort"
05.11.22 Econore Noise Fest, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach Red On + Subrihanna
04.11.22 Local Host, Münster Red On + Subrihanna
03.11.22 Ausland, Berlin Red On + Subrihanna
02.11.22 Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig Red On + Subrihanna
28.10.22 Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Musik, Aachen LouLou & the Devil's Seduced
21.10.22 Kantine, Nürnberg Red On + Subrihanna
19.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
18.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
16.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
15.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
14.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
13.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
12.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
10.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
09.10.22 Theater Pfütze, Nürnberg Pale ink, blue day
25.09.22 Re:Festival Tafelhalle, Nürnberg traffic - Choreographic concert for string trio, electronica, an analogue dancer and a digital dance company
22.09.22 Re:Festival Tafelhalle, Nürnberg traffic - Choreographic concert for string trio, electronica, an analogue dancer and a digital dance company
21.09.22 Loft, Nürnberg “Anarchy & Everyday Life” SuppKultur
15.09.22 TRIGGER Festival Z-Bau, Nürnberg Against oblivion
08.09.22 Stephanskirche, Bamberg Die Meistercelli von Nürnberg
27.07.22 Johannes-Schule Scheßlitz Kids Concert with Trio Vier
17.07.22 Stadtparkt, Fürth Classic Day for Kids
03.06.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
02.06.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
29.05.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
28.05.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
27.05.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
26.05.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
25.05.22 Kulturforum, Fürth Wanted:Iphigenia
15.05.22 Freilichtbühne Stadtpark, Fürth Charity concert Ventuno im Park
10.05.22 Loft, Nürnberg sound:aurora
21.04.22 Import/Export, München Red On + Subrihanna
20.04.22 Z-Bau, Nürnberg Red On + Subrihanna
15.04.22 Trafo, Jena Red On + Subrihanna
03.12.21 Tafelhalle, Nürnberg traffic - Choreographic concert
29.10.21 NueJazz Festival, Nürnberg Red On + Subrihanna
23.10.21 Frauenkirche, Nürnberg Against oblivion
22.10.21 Frauenkirche, Nürnberg Against oblivion
06.10.21 Feierwerk, München Red On + Subrihanna
02.10.21 Historischer Kunstbunker, Nürnberg Against oblivion
01.10.21 Historischer Kunstbunker, Nürnberg Against oblivion
16.09.21 Kölner Philharmonie Concerto for 13 birds
16.09.21 Transit Filmfestival, Regensburg Red On + Subrihanna
11.09.21 Hochschulpodium, Bad Brückenau Trio Miosko
11.07.21 Clinker Lounge, Berlin Moon Sessions
09.07.21 internationales figuren.theater.festival, Nürnberg trafffiXX – analog-digital choreographic concert
07.07.21 internationales figuren.theater.festival, Nürnberg trafffiXX – analog-digital choreographic concert
26.06.21 Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg Die Meistercelli von Nürnberg
19.03.21 ID Festival, Radialsystem Berlin Verworner Krause Kammerorchester VKKO