• born in Gifhorn, Germany; studied education science for teaching music and geography in Braunschweig; musicology in Göttingen.
  • music educator, composer, producer.arranger and musician (especially tap guitarist).
  • since 1978 studies counterpoint tapping and composes for 6-string tap guitar.
  • since 1980 develops his own uncrossed approach of Chapman Stick playing with individual tuning.
  • 1988 Solo LP “Mathias Sorof – Stick Solo” with own compositions of solo- and duo pieces; released as vinyl-lp.
  • co-founder and leading member of the Neue Akademie Braunschweig e.V.
  • live-activities in different ensembles and styles.
  • CD-productions as producer, musician and/or arranger.
  • arranger and producer of children’s songs for educational publishers.
  • co-owner of the Label „Tap & Scat records“, label for contemporary music and jazz.

Productions with tap guitar:

1995  –  „Libena and her Jazzbrothers Vol.1“
2000 – „Libena and her Jazzbrothers Vol.2“
2003 – “Allegorien des Lebens” – Zwischen Hell und Dunkel – MSP
2004 – „Mathias Sorof – Stick Solo“ , CD-re-release oft he vinyl-lp from 1988
2010 –  “Dieter Salbert – Die Reise”

Teaching of tapguitar and Chapman Stick:

2004 – 2006  – Masterclasses at the European Tap Seminar in Neufchateau/Belgium.
2005 – teacher at the 2. Dutch Stickseminar in Amsterdam /Netherlands.
2006 – teacher at the German Stickseminar in Karlsbad/Germany.
2009 – teacher at the European Tap Seminar in Libramont/Belgium.
2015  – teacher at the tapguitar & stickseminar in Wormer/Amsterdam/Netherlands.

Director of “Ars TapGuitar”

2006 – 2007  – International Festival of Tapguitar in Braunschweig/Germany.

Teacher at Giordano-Bruno-Gesamtschule Helmstedt

since 2007 – responsible head for the faculty of music and culture education.
since 2015  – cooperation with the guitardesigner Milenko Katanic of Electric Guitar Design Cologne.

Developement of the SOROF GUITAR BOARD

2016 – presentation of the SOROF GUITAR BOARD
2016 – presentation of the 6-string tapguitar MANTA at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2016.