Live music: Sophie Koh
Pop music inspired by Chinese poetry
Sophie Koh is an Australian award-winning singer and songwriter who marries a love of pop music with a background in classical piano. Her latest album Book of songs is a splendour of folk-pop inspired by Chinese poetry and western classical music, a new direction for the artist as she explores her ethnicity for the first time.
Born in New Zealand to Malaysian-Chinese parents, Sophie spent her childhood in Singapore before moving to Australia. Sophie was UnEarthed by Triple J in Darwin back in 2003 and has since toured and collaborated with numerous musicians including Ben Lee, The Eels and The Go-Betweens. She has released four independent albums and toured extensively throughout Australia and more recently China.
Celebrating Lunar New Year and our new exhibition Heaven and earth in Chinese art: treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Sophie will be joined for this special Art After Hours performance by Caerwen Martin on cello and Biddy Connor on viola.
Part of the Sydney Lunar Festival
Image: Sophie Koh