Classical Café is an opportunity to experience classical music in a more relaxed, informal setting.
The space is set up café style, with small round tables, and we serve drinks and cake prior to the performance, which you can enjoy while you listen.
In support of local classical musicians and groups, this is an opportunity to see what the Tees Valley classical music scene has to offer.
If you haven’t been to a classical concert before, this is the perfect occasion to ‘dip your toe in’. We particularly welcome families with younger children to these concerts.
Sophie Iliaifar, Voice
Sophie is in her second year at the Royal Northern College of Music studying Vocal Studies and Opera. In addition to her singing, she is also a grade 8 pianist, and grade 5 cellist. As an active member of both Egglescliffe Chorale and Cleveland Philharmonic Choir, she has performed in venues such as, The Sage, Gateshead and St. Marks Basilica, Venice. Sophie has been a member of the Samling Academy, and has enjoyed participating in many music festivals across the North East and won the ‘Composer of the Year’ award at Saltburn Music Festival for three years running. She also participated in the recording of the ‘Coronation Anthems’ with Paul McCreesh at Ely Cathedral in 2018.