Ms Sonia Anfiloff

Teacher (Classical Voice)
School of Music


School of Music, Building 100, William Herbert Place

In 2010 Sonia Anfiloff completed a Masters of Music at The Australian National University, majoring in voice performance, where she was the recipient of the last Kornfeld Scholarship. That year she performed the role of Dido, and was awarded third prize in The Australian National Eisteddfod Aria Competition. Whilst studying at the ANU School of Music she performed many roles, including Sly in the world premiere of Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl, written by Josh McHugh, and Minna in Rautavaara’s Gift of the Magi for the Canberra International Music Festival.  During her studies and since her graduation she has performed often as a soloist in a number of Requiems, Masses and Passions. 2009 marked the beginning of Sonia’s touring career, when she revisited her role as a Dame in Co-Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. In 2012 Sonia had the opportunity to perform Strauss’s Four Last Songs in Vienna, and in 2013 was awarded first prizes in the Australian National Eisteddfod and the Orange Eisteddfod, and was a quarter-finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod. 2013-14 also had Sonia performing her first role in Vienna as Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo. As well as giving 5 concerts in Australia in 2015, including two Embassy concerts and an Art Song Canberra concert, she was a semi-finalist in the Elizabeth Connell Dramatic Soprano Singing Competition. In 2017 Sonia returned to the stage for Verdi’s Requiem and Mass in Blue by Todd, as well as two toured concert programs throughout the ACT, Regional NSW and Melbourne; the cabaret show A Waltzy, Stolzy Evening from Vienna and the classical Art Song program In an Elemental Mood. In 2018, Sonia was an Artist in Residence at The Street Theatre. Having returned to Canberra from Vienna in 2019, after 9 years, Sonia is now the Head of Choirs at Canberra Girl's Grammar School, and is teaching Voice at The Australian National University School of Music. 

Updated:  10 March 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications