Short Bio

Sophie Min is a Korean-Australian pianist, composer and improvising artist whose work shows a distinctive personal aesthetic and one of the most outstanding young jazz musicians in Australia. She has featured as one of the emerging talents of Australia on ABC Jazz in 2021.

She has released 5 albums, these recordings investigate a wide range of improvisational practices and her compositional journey showing her core interest on improvised music and independent sound approaches in the varied small ensembles. Her latest album 'Bellwether' (2020) for the 12-piece jazz ensemble which takes her own musical vision to a daring new place by string and modern jazz arranging atmosphere. She enjoys engaging herself with other passionated artists and contributes to concerts, workshops, interviews and virtual art campaigns. She has done several commissioned works which includes compositions for the Sydney International Jazz Festival with the SIMA ensemble, Brisbane International Jazz Festival with the EMO big band.​

Recent activities such as earning a position in the JM Jazz World Orchestra for the Europe Tour, and attending the Banff International Workshop, studying with Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and Jen Shu have only enhanced her desire to develop a unique voice as a performer and composer. Sophie educates student with creative approaches and seeks her own strategies at the Queensland Conservatorium and her private studio.