P O R T F O L I O 

 concert hall and radio commissions 


Royal Academy of Music: 200 PIECES




A new work will be premiered as part of the Royal Academy of Music's 200 PIECES, celebrating 200 years of the Royal Academy of Music.


 cross-genre collaboration 


Royal Opera House: JPYAP Lost & Found




Commissioned by the Jette Parker Young Artists' Programme of the Royal Opera House, and written with librettist Sophia Chapajiev, 'The Parting Place' invites bystanders to overhear a private moment in a public space.  The micro-opera will be premiered at St. Pancras International Station in March 2022.




BBC NOW: Composer Affiliate


Sarah was appointed BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Composer Affiliate in September 2020, a post that will run until 2024.  


During her time at BBC NOW, she will be writing new works for the orchestra, and working with the Creative and Learning department on community projects.




First Light

Mary Hofman & Richard Ormrod
Ty Cerdd 


Violinist Mary Hofman and pianist Richard Ormrod will be releasing their first CD together through Ty Cerdd, highlighting the three works commissioned through Rhyl Music Club's Beethoven in Wales project, including 'Until the thread breaks' (2019).  

* The CD release has been postponed to Autumn 2022 from 2020, due to Covid.


 education work 


BBC NOW Composition: Wales mentor


As Composer Affiliate with BBC NOW, Sarah has been mentoring rising Welsh and Wales-based composers as part of BBC NOW's Composition:Wales scheme, alongside BBC NOW Principal Conductor Ryan Bancroft and BBC NOW Composer-in-Association Gavin Higgins.  


continuous professional development 


Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Programme


Sarah is currently one of the RPS Composers 2021-22, and receiving support and professional development from the Royal Philharmonic Society and their partners, in addition to creating a new work for the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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