Opera Star & Autism

Since being diagnosed in 2015 and in addition to her artistic career, Sophia is raising awareness through guest appearances and media interviews worldwide as part of her role as an appointed international Autism Ambassador.

Autism - Europe International


Sophia has spoken and performed for the opening ceremony of XI Autism-Europe International Congress in Scotland and has also been invited to perform her presentation titled 'Finding My Voice Through Singing' numerous times, including for ‘Inservice Autisme’ International Conference in Belgium.

One of Sophia's many guest appearances includes the Royal Albert Hall (main stage) where she also spoke on behalf of NAS about her life as an opera singer whilst living with autism.

In 2019 Sophia was featured in the Daily Mail newspaper where she spoke candidly about her autism diagnosis. 

In 2020 Sophia was invited to give a presentation for the Royal Academy and Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp as part of INSPIRE! 2020.

Sophia is also delighted to be featured in the book 'Autism Works' by Adam Feinstein, published by Routledge.

Sophia was featured in the exhibition "You, Me And Autism Too" by Colin Potsig, which toured throughout the UK from 2019-2021.

Sophia regularly gives media interviews - most recent include Malta national television, leading newspapers Le Temps, Switzerland and French newspaper Le Monde.

Sophia has also been collaborating with BIAAE, Berklee College of Music in the USA, including appearing as a guest host on the recent ABLE Voices Podcast.

Sophia is proud to be appointed Ambassador for the British charity Autism Unlimited and last year she was honoured to be invited to open the ground-breaking Chris Page Centre on behalf of the charity. 

In 2022 Sophia was appointed as International Ambassador for the pioneering charity Angels' Castle in the USA.

In Malta Sophia is honoured to be recently appointed Ambassador for Autism by the Ministry for Inclusion.








Autism Works

Sophia is featured

in Adam Feinstein's book,

'Autism Works'.

Published by Routledge



- Guest host Sophia Grech

Berklee Institute for Accessible Arts Education

News | Malta 2023

Appointed Ambassador for Autism by the Ministry for Inclusion.

"...It’s a great honour to support Malta's wonderful achievements and collaborate with the Honourable Minister".                                                                   


Book Launch | Malta 2023

"I Wish I Could Sing is a strong example of encouraging people with this condition not to give up, rather to take courage that once there is will and determination, the destination is reached". - Minister Farrugia Portelli.

Sophia's singing book I Wish I Could Sing was published and launched in Malta by the Ministry for Inclusion in April to coincide with Autism Awareness Month. Published in the Maltese language Grech looks at access to singing for those who want to start singing or even improve their voice. The book serves as an example, help and encouragement for people on the autism spectrum. In a speech at the launch the Minister for Inclusion, Volunteering and Consumer Rights Julia Farrugia Portelli said that Grech's initiative fits perfectly into the operation of Malta's National Autism Strategy.

News | USA 2023

- Angels' Castle  

Sophia is delighted to be appointed International Ambassador for the pioneering charitable organisation Angels' Castle, based in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Opera Maine | USA 2023

Sophia was delighted to work with the cast and creatives at Opera Maine on their inspiring production of Rocking Horse Winner.

The performance is available online for

a limited time only, donations are most welcome as Opera Maine is a nonprofit organisation.

Autism Unlimited | UK

'My Autistic Self'

- campaign 2023

Exhibition Tour

- 'You, Me And Autism Too'

Sophia is delighted to be featuring in the Colin Potsig UK exhibition tour alongside celebrities Anne Hegerty and Alan Gardner. The event is still running at The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, next stop will be at City Arts, Nottingham.



Belgium | 2020

Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp 

- Sophia was delighted to give a workshop at the

Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp as part of INSPIRE 2020