Growing up in country Victoria, Sofia Laursen Habel is very connected to her roots in the country community where she first started learning music. Enriched by her Danish background, Sofia’s love of singing grew with the steady pace of rural life, with her passion as a singer residing in moving people through honest and authentic performance. Sofia has a keen interest in Scandinavian art song from the 19th and 20th centuries, while also enjoying a passion for opera. Sofia tends to choose repertoire based on the poetry and history of the piece, as she is also interested in social, political and military history. Sofia is currently studying an honours year in classical voice with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, which she will finish in June.