Sofia Chapman was an award winning classical pianist before running away with the accordion to play on a theatre barge in France. Sofia returned to Australia to study playwriting and play accordion with the band Vardos; activities include international tours, film and television appearances and many album releases. Performance highlights include WOMAD Festival, Reading, England, WOMADELAIDE, Port Fairy Music Festival, Four Winds Festival, Hamer Hall, The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne and Edinburgh and the Melbourne Recital Centre. Television appearances include ‘Spicks and Specks', ABC TV, ‘Seachange’ and ‘The Dr Blake Mysteries’. Sofia has produced multiple plays with original music at La Mama Theatre in Carlton for Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma Festival of Queer Arts, including the award winning 'The Four Accordionists of the Apocalypse'.