P O R T F O L I O
concert hall and radio commissions
International Guitar Foundation
A new work will be premiered in a live concert as part of IGF's La Leona project, and the London Guitar Festival in October 2021.
Beyond the Border Festival
Full-length theatre work
A cross-genre collaboration with renowned storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton, 'Stars and their Consolations' explores the creation of many of the most prominent constellations in the night sky, interwoven with a unique and evocative electronic soundscape created by Sarah. The work was premiered at Beyond the Border Festival 2021, in Mid-Wales, in two differing formats: one a traditional big-top tented staging, and the other using silent disco technology to retell the stories whilst the audience were encouraged to star gaze outside.
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.
BBC NOW Composition: Wales mentor
As Composer Affiliate with BBC NOW, Sarah has been mentoring eight rising Welsh and Wales-based composers as part of BBC NOW's Composition:Wales 2020-21 scheme, alongside BBC NOW Principal Conductor Ryan Bancroft and BBC NOW Composer-in-Association Gavin Higgins.
continuous professional development
JPYA Online Women's Empowerment Course
Sarah was selected among 20 composers, librettists and directors world-wide to take part in the Jette Parker Young Artists' Online Women’s Empowerment Course led by Katie Mitchell, in December 2020. The week-long course examined the contexts in which creatives work and how to hone strategies to forge a successful career.