Soraya is a graduated from the prestigious Trinity College of Music (London) with a First Class Honors degree.
She has quite a few impressive awards to her name such as:
01. Penske Automotive Scholarship
02. City Livery Club Prize for Excellence.
03. Leicester Young Performer of the Year (aged just 13)
04. John Marson Harp Prize, (for an outstanding an creative musician)
Soraya has has travelled widely with her harp, playing both solo and orchestral works in Spain, Belgium, France and Portugal. She has played in many prestigious venues in the UK including The Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Festival Hall at London’s South Bank.
Regularly invited to play for dignitaries, Soraya has performed for members of the Royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen, and also for Lord Lieutenants. She has worked closely with composer Amir Sadeghi, with whom she has recorded a world premiere with the Marson Harp Trio for BBC Television.
She has a love of orchestral playing, regularly performing with orchestras such as the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and the Bardi Orchestra at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall. She has also worked under many eminent conductors including Sakari Oramo, Edward Gardner, Jac Van Steen, Andris Nielson, Claus Efland, Rainer Hersch among others.
A highly popular performer at weddings and corporate events Soraya has played for many prestigious clients, including new launches of BMW and for Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals on his CD, “Smiles for Miles”.
Soraya is grateful to be supported by the Sir Andrew Martin Trust, The Gordon Robinson Memorial Trust, The Norman Gill Trust and The Dorothy Johnson Trust.