Sophie Barili who was born in Marseille began her studies of the flute with Frédéric Chatoux and Jean-Marc Boissière at the music conservatory in Aix-en-Provence where she graduated at the age of 15. She then moved to Germany to study with Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard at the staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart and with Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. From 2000 to 2002 she was the solo-flutist of the European-Union-Youth-Orchestra, then won an internship position with the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart and became a scholarship recipient with the Villa Musica in Mainz. In addition, she is a special award winner of the 6th International flute competition in Kobe/Japan. She's held the position of associate principal flute in the Pfalz Theater Orchestra Kaiserslautern since 2005.