Sonia Cromarty


Sonia CromartySonia was born in Aberdeen and moved to Glasgow to study cello at the RCS where she gained a First Class Honours degree and Post-graduate Diploma with Distinction. During her college years she won numerous prizes for solo and ensemble playing and since graduating she has enjoyed a busy and varied freelance career.

Highlights include tours of South America, China and Greenland while closer to home she has performed across Europe and the UK including the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh Festival, the St Magnus Festival and a year touring as principal cello in the hit musical Miss Saigon. As a session player Sonia has recorded in many styles and genre and backed acts as diverse as Rod Stewart and Smokey Robinson!

In the classical field she performs regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera and has also appeared with the RSNO, Scottish Ballet, The Scottish Ensemble, Paragon Ensemble and Red Note Ensemble. Sonia has appeared as concerto soloist with a range of orchestras and regularly gives chamber recitals across Scotland.

Sonia has been playing regularly with Capella over the years, and is a welcome addition to the team.  Her sparkling personality, and relaxed and beautiful playing, make her a joy to work with.

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