P O R T F O L I O 

 concert hall and radio commissions 

 

Royal Academy of Music: 200 PIECES

2022

Solo

5'

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.

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 cross-genre collaboration 

 

Royal Opera House: JPYAP Lost & Found

2022

Micro-Opera 

6'

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.

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 residencies 

 

BBC NOW: Composer Affiliate

2020-24

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.

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 recordings 

 

First Light

Mary Hofman & Richard Ormrod
Ty Cerdd 

2022*

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.

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 education work 

 

BBC NOW Composition: Wales mentor

2020-22

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.  

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continuous professional development 

 

Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Programme

2021-22

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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