Sofia Viland was born in St Petersburg to a family of flautists. In 2013 she entered the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and the Musik-Akademie Basel (class of Felix Renggli). Prize-winner at international competitions in Moscow and Kiev. Has taken part in summer academies run by Felix Renggli, Andrea Lieberknecht, Kersten McCall, Visens Prats, François Laurent and William Bennett. In 2009, as a prize-winner at the Musical Olympus festival, she appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Has given concerts in Switzerland and Germany and participated in the programme A River of Talents run by the St Petersburg House of Music. Since 2013 she has been a soloist and leader of the flute section of the Mariinsky Orchestra.