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WORLD-RENOWNED VIOLINIST, SOPHIE SERAFINO, UNVEILS ‘TEMPTRESS’ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

  • January 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Highly Anticipated Instrumental Album Now Available Internationally

Temptress - Violin Solo Album Cover(December 30, 2014) Calgary, Alberta – Dubbed the “Queen of Pop Violin”, Sophie Serafino has been entrancing international audiences for years. Now making her home in Calgary, the Australian violinist and entertainer is unveiling the first of two new albums that were recorded and produced in collaboration with several iconic Canadian musical talents.

Produced by Juno Award-winning guitarist, Pavlo, and remixed by multi-platinum award-winning producer/songwriter, Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Colin James, Backstreet Boys), ‘Temptress’ is an alluring journey from loss to fear to freedom. It’s a spicy mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and classical crossover pop.

“This album has been more than two years in the making, and I’m so proud and excited to share it with everyone,” says Sophie Serafino. “My violin is an extension of my voice and has enabled me to travel the world, and ‘Temptress’ is a representation of all the international sounds that I’ve been fortunate to experience. This record conveys feelings that I’ve struggled to describe with words from deep sadness to great confidence to coy seduction. It’s amazing to be able to bring listeners with me on this audible journey.”

Temptress’ has something for everyone from popular remakes of great classics by Vivaldi, Khachaturian and Karl Jenkins to the title track, which Serafino describes as “a playful, fun piece that is like a jam on a beach on a lazy Saturday afternoon when the evening is about to begin.”

A collaboration with Amy Sky resulted in one of Serafino’s favourite tracks on the album – ‘Last to Know.’ She says it was one of the first pieces written for the album on the tail end of recovering from ending a relationship. Serafino describes it as “wistful, melancholy, yet hopeful.”

“’Temptress’ is about luring people into a musical world, and not sexual in orientation at all,” says Serafino. “Someone once told me I was so animated on stage and that my repertoire was so wide that I took them on a journey and tempted them into a musical world to hear new and different sounds.”

TEMPTRESS’ TRACK LISTING

  1. Sabre Dance
  2. Palladio
  3. Garden Meeting
  4. Summer Storm
  5. She Wanted to Dance
  6. Midnight Garden
  7. Temptress
  8. Last to Know

The album is being independently released and distributed by Sophie Serafino Entertainment, and is now available through the following distributors:

iTunes: http://goo.gl/nBJYmo

Amazon: http://goo.gl/rROFHv

Spotify: http://goo.gl/8uCX6s

CD Baby: http://goo.gl/DBB57y

Sophie Serafino will be celebrating the launch of ‘Temptress,’ as well as her upcoming debut vocal album, ‘Touch’, with performances in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and New York this winter and spring. They will be her first feature performances open to the public in Canada.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

  • February 7, 2015

Calgary, Alberta | Royal Oak Audi

(Tickets on sale January 5, 2015)

  • February 21, 2015

Edmonton, Alberta | Stollery Gallery at the Nina Haggerty Centre

(Tickets on sale January 5, 2015)

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ABOUT SOPHIE SERAFINO 

Sophie Serafino is a world-renowned violinist, Ambassador of Ovarian Cancer Canada and Founder of The Every Woman Organization (Australia/USA/Canada). Sophie has performed more than 500 concerts worldwide, worked with recording artists including Goldfrapp, The Hoodoo Gurus and Josh Groban, and has performed for Olivia Newton-John and dignitaries including the Crown Prince of Dubai, the Bahraini Royal Family, and Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark. Born in London, raised in Australia, Sophie relocated to Canada in 2011 and has since performed with the Canadian Tenors, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, Juno-Award winning guitarists Pavlo & Oscar Lopez, recorded two albums and received Global Television’s Women of Vision Award. Learn more at www.sophieserafino.com or view the show reel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoWancSPD0g

For interviews, b-roll, photos or to request a CD to review, please contact:

Natalie Harper

780-909-2281

natalie@harperpr.com

or

Jacqueline Tyler

403-669-6606

jacqueline.c.a.tyler@gmail.com