Renate Sokolovska is a highly sought-after London-based flautist with a wealth of diverse experience, ranging from Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room solo recitals, to working with London Sinfonietta under George Benjamin, The Britten-Pears Orchestra under Marin Alsop and performing at Buckingham Palace under John Wilson alongside Maxim Vengerov for the Prince of Wales.
Born in Siberia, Renate grew up in Latvia before moving to the UK to study at Purcell School with Anna Pope. She was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with William Bennett, Kate Hill, Karen Jones and baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk.
She plays regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, including recent engagements at the Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, St James's Church Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Moscow’s Myaskovsky Hall. She co-founded the St. James Quintet (prizes including Royal Overseas League, MMSF, Leverhulme Fellows, Park Lane Group and Concordia) as well as the Flute and Harp ensemble Solovey Duo (recent highlights including Darrell Davison’s new Flute and Harp Concerto, as well as an upcoming collaboration with The Royal Academy of Arts).
As well as performances with London Sinfonietta and The Britten-Pears Orchestra, Renate has worked alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited to join the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment Experience Scheme. As a freelance orchestral player, Renate has performed with The London Contemporary Orchestra, Bath Philharmonia Orchestra, Mahler International Orchestra and London International Chamber Orchestra among others.
Currently studying for a Masters in Performance at The Royal College of Music, Renate is generously supported by Lark Insurance Company, The Kathleen Trust and The Clemence Charitable Trust.