JAZZ SINGER/SONG WRITER/EDUCATOR
Sofya Chekster began her musical path when she was five years old. Back in her home town, Taganrog, she started studying classical piano. However, her heart was always set on singing. And she often could be caught belting out tunes from cartoons and films, creating her whimsical songs.
Post-school, she first studied in Rostov College of Arts. Then she entered the Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory and earned bachelor's degree in jazz vocal and the art of teaching jazz vocal and jazz vocal ensemble.
The turning point came three years when after graduating when got accepted to the Dr. Langner Jazz Master Programm in HfMT Hamburg. JD Walter became her mentor there.
The atmosphere of creativity in the University charged her up and she started writing songs. In the span of 2020-2023, she released two albums and a single:
• EP "The Land Across the Sea"( '20 )
• Single"Don't Know What to Say" ('21)
• Album "Dreams Come True" ('23)
Now Sofya is preparing big band arrangement of her original songs, actively teaches vocals and performs with different bands in Hamburg.