Giveaway no. 3: A $300 Gift Voucher to VA Hill Fine Strings!

Giveaway no. 3: A $300 Gift Voucher to VA Hill Fine Strings!

Happy Day 3 of Giveaways you guys!

Today’s giveaway is for my fellow musicians! I wouldn’t be where I am today without a few things: unwavering support from my family, friends, and fans; passion and perseverance; and, of course, my violin! The place I go for all things strings in Calgary is VA Hill Fine Strings. I’ve relied on these guys for my repairs, re-hairs, strings, music and all since I arrived in Calgary. The staff at VA Hill are helpful, know their stuff, and can definitely provide you with all your needs as a string player.

Without a doubt, VA Hill is the largest full-service orchestral string instrument shop in Calgary. Whether you’re a beginner, and advancing student, or a professional musician, I know you’ll be taken care of by the staff at VA Hill Fine Strings. I know I always am! 😊

Here’s how you can win! At $300 gift certificate the VA Hill Fine Strings Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and follow instructions. It’s that easy!

Sophie xo

 

 

Giveaway no. 2: A Double Pass to Noel Festival Calgary!

Giveaway no. 2: A Double Pass to Noel Festival Calgary!

It’s Day 2 of Santa Sophie’s 12 Days of Christmas!

You will LOVE this one! As a family of five, we’re ALWAYS looking for something fun to do together where we can also get out of the house in winter! Calgary’s Noel Christmas mini-market checks every box and we have a feeling it’ll appeal to everyone! We love it because it’s INDOORS (yes!), hosts an artisan market and has amazing food. The kids love it because there are four-themed light parks, and interactive light tunnel, and SANTA’S VILLAGE! Even better is that children aged 5 and under are free, which makes a cool (ok, warm) place to be during the holidays and one of the best places to get into the holiday spirit. There are plenty of opportunities to capture that perfect Instagram moment 😊

So, gather your family and friends and indulge in a spectacular Christmas event this holiday season. From an immersive, interactive light park and Christmas kids’ adventure to artisan gifts, craft beer and Christmas spirits in the Noël Christmas market, there’s something special for everyone.

To win tickets to the Noël Christmas Festival! Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and check out the instructions!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.

Giveaway no. 1: “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for 2 at the Fairmont Palliser’s Gold Floor Lounge with special performance by Sophie Armstrong

Giveaway no. 1: “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for 2 at the Fairmont Palliser’s Gold Floor Lounge with special performance by Sophie Armstrong

The Fairmont is a family favourite of ours! From Banff’s majestic Banff Springs to Calgary’s own historical Palliser Hotel to Toronto’s landmark Royal York, Fairmont Hotels continue to be our home away from home when we travel. Even in my native homeland Australia, Fairmont staff treat us like family, which is why we keep coming back year after year.

When you visit Calgary, the Fairmont Palliser is a must-see landmark – especially during the holiday season. The Palliser is one of my FAVE PLACES in Calgary to catch up with friends and family. It’s fabulous and has everything you need to make the right impression 😊 Check out the Hawthorn Dining Room’s Holiday Afternoon Tea (until January 12), try a festive-themed cocktail (until December 31), and splurge on the Veuve Clicquot Brunch. Or try my personal favourite, the “Yule Love It” lunch buffet, a Fairmont Palliser holiday tradition. This seasonal favourite features all the holiday classics and is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy the holiday season with friends, family and coworkers. The “Yule Love It” lunch buffet is a great option for a small office Christmas celebration. Served from December 16 – December 20 from 11 am until 2 pm. $65 per adult. Two seatings available at 11 am and 1 pm.

For the first giveaway of my 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Instagram contest, the fab peeps at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary are giving one lucky winner the chance to win 2 tickets to the “Yule Love It” lunch buffet for either the 11 am or 1 pm seating in the Gold Floor Lounge! With this lunch comes another special treat – a personal performance by yours truly: ME!

Here’s how you can win lunch for 2 and your own personal performance by me. Head to my Instagram page – sophieplaysviolin – and answer today’s contest question. It’s that easy!

Happy holidays! Sophie xo

 

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS feat. Chantal Dube OUT NOW!

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS feat. Chantal Dube OUT NOW!

VIOLINIST SOPHIE ARMSTRONG RELEASES CHRISTMAS ALBUM AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

‘Christmas Classics’ presents a stunning compilation of instrumental holiday songs featuring Toronto-based harpist Chantal Dubé

CALGARY (December 3, 2019) – World renowned musical artist Sophie Armstrong has released her latest album, ‘Christmas Classics’, to the delight of fans. Her Christmas album, which officially drops today, includes a collection of traditional holiday music, such as ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and a fusion of several up-tempo songs for fans to enjoy during the holiday season.

Sophie Armstrong, formerly known as Sophie Serafino, has recently returned to the international music scene with the October release of her single, ‘Unvanquished’. She has been charming audiences around the world for close to a decade and has earned a name for herself in the music industry through her lively musical compositions and dynamic performance style. Sophie is now adding a Christmas album to her extensive musical repertoire.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to share my latest Christmas album with fans old and new,” says Armstrong. “Great music is timeless. This album is a collection of music that is close to my heart and I want to share that music with my fans in-time for the holiday season.”

With a love for instrumental Christmas music, Sophie wanted to create a holiday album full of her all-time favourite songs. Sophie began the creative process of producing and recording her Christmas album in both Calgary and Toronto. The album features notable Toronto-based harpist, Chantal Dubé. Dubé has appeared on Drake’s album ‘Views’.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Sophie on creating this album,” says Dubé. ““I’ve never heard the violin performed so smoothly and effortlessly, creating the perfect tone and harmony to compliment the harp. Sophie has an incredible ear for music and this album shows off our ability to collaborate in a way that showcases both of our instruments.”

As part of the official launch of her ‘Christmas Classics’ album, Sophie is embarking on a special holiday tour to perform at several holiday venues throughout Calgary. Fans can expect to see Sophie perform at Market Collective on Dec. 14, the Calgary International Airport on Dec. 18, and the CORE Christmas lighting on Dec. 21. You can see some of Sophie’s past performances here.

To keep up to date with Sophie you can find her on Apple Music, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Amazon.

Celebrating Christmas Classics Album Release with 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAYS!

Celebrating Christmas Classics Album Release with 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAYS!

You’re the best! It’s been another incredible year and I couldn’t have done it without you – my fans! From performing in Calgary at the Water Lantern Festival to filming at the Bonneville Salt Flats to capturing Unvanquished in Scotland. You’ve been with me with every journey, every song, and every step. What better way to give back than with 12 days of giveaways at Christmas?!

To show my love and gratitude of your support, #santasophie is launching an entire week of giveaways on Instagram! We’re kick starting the holiday spirit by giving away some amazing prizes to celebrate the launch of the festive season here, and the release of the new Christmas album!

Starting Wednesday, December 4th, follow me on Instagram – @sophieplaysviolin– and follow the contest instructions. We know you’re going to love the prizes we’ve got in store! From luxury accommodation at a Fairmont Hotel to a glam makeover to free music lessons for a year. We’ve got something for everyone. You can even win copies of my albums AND a performance for your special event! Check back on Instagram everyday starting December 4th for your chance to win some fabulous prizes – just in time for Christmas, celebrating the release of Christmas Classics , on December 3rd. One giveaway daily starting Wednesday, December 4th, right after my Christmas album Christmas Classics with @littleharpist is released on December 3rd!

Some of the companies that will be sending some Christmas joy to our winners:

Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
VA Hill Violins
Maison Blu Makeup Artistry
Chinook School of Music
Noel Festival
Dr For Moms and more!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Christmas – and here’s to a fabulous 2020!

Sophie xo

Photo by @Kerim_photography Location: @FairmontPalliser

*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.