Biography

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Sarah Lianne Lewis (b.1988) is a Welsh composer whose music often explores instrumental textures and the aural architecture of performance spaces.  She studied at Cardiff University between 2006 and 2011, receiving a BA 2:1 (Hons) in Music and History, and an MMus in Composition.  Since graduating, she has received several commissions and performances from UK and European festivals, and has enjoyed working with a variety of performers, leading educational workshops, recording sessions and rehearsals, and holding public masterclasses discussing her music.

In 2016 Is there no seeker of dreams that were? was premiered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Wales, and shortlisted for the ISCM Wales Section of the ISCM World Music Days Vancouver 2017.  Sarah was also invited to the Heidelberg Music Festival as a Composition Fellow in April 2016, and commissioned by the Bangor Music Festival 2017 to write a new work for the Fidelio Trio and to lead an education workshop with local children.

2017 sees Sarah developing a work for chamber choir (Tenso Young Composers Workshop 2016/2017), and composing a new orchestral work for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (ManiFeste Academie 2017).