One cannot always translate their visions or feelings into human words but the piano can… This is why I love it. So I offer you “In the Wake”. My personal contribution in celebration of Nils Frahms declared annual holiday. ‘Piano Day’ 2016. With a bonus clip filmed and directed by Scott Hutchings. in the wake sophie hutchings piano day 2016
I’m excited to announce that plans are underway for my new album’s release!
Vinyl fans will be pleased to know this one is being released on Vinyl ~!!
(Also available in CD & Digital format)
My third full length album is entitled Wide Asleep and will be released through Preservation Records.
To secure your pre-order we are currently running a Pozible campaign for one month to ensure the production of VINYL which involves some special rewards – including Drift; an exclusive album of intimate solo recordings produced by yours truly that will be solely limited to this campaign! There will only be 100 handmade editions and a limited number available for download. You can check out what else is on offer and secure your copy of Wide Asleep in all available formats on Pozible.
I’ve immersed my whole being into this record and I look forward to you being a part of making something special for Wide Asleep’s release.
I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you!
Any queries can be directed through the contact link on my website:
Get comfy in the lovely candle lit surrounds of the newly named Glebe Justice Centre (formerly Glebe Cafe Church)
FRI 20th FEB 15
As part of the opening celebration as a not-for-profit organisation with a rights-based approach to community development Glebe Justice Centre are hosting a range of artists and community events over the week from Sunday 15th February. I’ll be performing Friday 20th February with my lovely lads Jay Kong (Violin) and Peter Hollo (Cello).
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Join Sophie Hutching’s “A night of Piano and Strings” in the cosy lounge-like atmosphere of Glebe Justice Centre – 37 St Johns Rd (Formerly Cafe Church). Special guests to be announced….
STIRRING, VIGOROUS, GRANDLY MELODIC. MOJO
A SENSE OF GENUINE BEAUTY. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
NIGHT SKY IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO A FILM TOO HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL TO EXIST. MESS & NOISE
Compared with the likes of Michael Nyman, Max Richter and Nils Frahm, Sydney pianist Sophie Hutchings gained much critical acclaim worldwide for her stunning music. Her debut album Becalmed scored a spot in UK music bible Mojo’s top 5 independent releases for 2010 and she continued to establish her unique presence with the 2012 album, Night Sky. Balancing a beautiful fragility with a deeper sense of urgency creates a striking charge to Hutchings’ work with a lightness of touch making for many shades set within Hutchings’ beguiling vision. Hutchings is currently writing for a third album, to be recorded with The Necks’ producer of choice, Tim Whitten.
After Sophie’s beautiful acoustic performance along side Strings Peter Hollo and Jay Kong. Guest appearance Lee Hutchings Flute / Oboe and Reuben Wills Musical Saw at Cafe Church November last year… Sophie who rarely performs live returns with a follow up to Night Sky’s release at the Quirky Camelot Lounge….
“Frankly amazing . . the whole album holds you in a state of rapture that feels as if you’re about to burst into tears at any second at the sheer beauty of it, and I say that without condition. If there’s a higher praise than that, I can’t think of it. ” – db Magazine
” Expect to hear pins drop as she plays” Sydney Metro
Cafe Church in Glebe is a perfect best of both worlds scenario. It’s BYO everything – last time we were there a group were sharing a massive cake whilst another gent was grazing away with a lovely cheese platter / wine combo. There’s a beautiful grand piano set up in the middle of the room ensuring everyone gets a birds eye view. I’ve been looking for a venue where the audience can feel relaxed without the distractions of bar clatter but without the awkwardness of a stilted overly formal environment. I think Cafe Church is probably it.
The absolute beauty of Playing in a beautiful old Church is the Sound that resonates off the walls… The Organic tone that motions through out which sets a mood that is unusually different to that of your everyday venue.. Richmond Uniting Church in Melbourne also offers a beautiful Grand Piano.