P R E S S 

 reviews 

 

The Guardian

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"The sonic explosions were akin to the sparks that start bush and forest fires"

UPROAR Ensemble

Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

we watch it burn

The Telegraph

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"A marvellous day of opera at St Pancras that never once hit the buffas"

Royal Opera House

St Pancras Station, London, UK

The Parting Place

The Guardian

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"The pieces, though, were all new, themed to the venue and intended to draw in passing, unsuspecting audiences..."

Royal Opera House

St Pancras Station, London, UK

The Parting Place

Broadway World

"The Royal Opera House celebrates International Women's Day with performance at St. Pancras International"

Royal Opera House

St Pancras Station, London, UK

The Parting Place

The Guardian

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"Her assurance in handling the textures was more than evident."

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

Creatures of Dust and Dreams

Colin's Column

"... its exuberant and spiralling start turning into a subtle and varied web of sounds (including multiphonics) and expressions."

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

Creatures of Dust and Dreams

Seen and Heard International

"... microtones are a dangerous tool in the hands of a composer... Here they became fully justified as an evocation of the ideas of dust and dreams, forming dimly glimpsed shapes which emerged from the textures only to dissolve again."

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, UK

Creatures of Dust and Dreams

Zibeline

“Its dazzling start [with] its menacing percussion and double bass ostinato… The last notes exploit unexpected timbres to evoke with arresting realism…”

Ensemble Télémaque

PIC, Marseille, FRANCE

A soul is more than a body is more than a number is more than

Buzz Mag

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"Lewis' instrumental compositions served as a sonic backdrop... Atop a hill we listened via headphones, akin to a silent disco - the intimacy added to the performance's gravity and grandeur."

Daniel Morden, Hugh Lupton & Sarah Lianne Lewis

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, Dinefwr, UK

Stars and their Consolations

The Guardian

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"... it was the players’ quiet whistling that added an intriguing extra texture before fading to an end."

The Berkeley Ensemble

St David's Hall, Cardiff, UK

Sunflowers in Autumn

 interviews and articles 

 

The Guardian

St Pancras station to become an opera hall for International Women’s Day

Rail passengers to be treated to new train-themed micro-operas by female composers based on travellers’ tales

Royal Philharmonic Society

Introducing the new 2021-22 composers

We are pleased to announce the seven composers newly joining the 2021-22 RPS Composers programme, representing some of the brightest, most exciting voices in the UK.

South Wales Guardian

Over 65 artists part of Beyond the Border 2021 Festival at Dinefwr Park

Acclaimed storytellers Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton have joined forces with one of Wales’ most exciting new composers, Sarah Lianne Lewis, to create a visceral, moving and profound storytelling experience.

Nevis Ensemble

Lochan IX | Salt-Starred Waters

Salt-Starred Waters was composed by Sarah Lianne Lewis, performed by Gabriela Jaros, and commissioned by Kim McAllister.

BBC

Instrumental Insights: Sarah Lianne Lewis, Composer Affiliate

She was named as our new Composer Affiliate during the recent BBC NOW Prom, but how did Sarah Lianne Lewis become a composer and what’s she most looking forward to about working with the orchestra?

Ty Cerdd

BBC NOW appoints Sarah Lianne Lewis as Composer Affiliate

Sarah Lianne Lewis is to become the new Composer Affiliate of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Colin's Column

A Prom Full of Firsts for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ryan Bancroft will make his debut as BBC NOW Principal Conductor at the first ever Prom performed from BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, on 8th September at 7.30pm. Ivor Novello Award winner, Gavin Higgins, to be announced as new Composer in Association and Sarah Lianne Lewis as new Composer Affiliate.

Wales Arts Review

Preview | UPROAR: Wales' new music ensemble

Wales’ new contemporary music ensemble, Uproar, is about to present its second performance studded with premieres and following a successful inauguration in 2018.

Ty Cerdd

CoDI Interview: Sarah Lianne Lewis

The CoDI Move composer talks about some of the inspirational experiences that have helped shape her work.

UPROAR

Meet the Composers - Part 1

UPROAR talks to Sarah about her work and what inspires her.

Wild Plum Arts

PRS For MUSIC collaboration

In March, six composers from across the UK and a range of specialisms were selected to take part in the Wild Plum Songbook, an innovative new career development initiative.

Bangor University

Ysgol Bro Lleu pupils to feature in Festival

Pupils will be using body percussion to create their own compositions at top festival in north Wales. 9 and 10 year old pupils from Ysgol Bro Lleu, Penygroes have been invited to take a significant part in an event at the Bangor Music Festival.

North Wales Chronicle

Sarah Lianne Lewis debuts latest work in Rhyl

The second première in unmissable series celebrating the work female Welsh composers is set to usher in the year with more incredible classical music.

RSNO

New members for RSNO Composers’ Hub

Scotland’s national orchestra welcomes five emerging composers to fourth nurturing initiative. Five emerging UK composers have been selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub.

Wales Arts Review

Music | UPROAR: A Preview Guide

An exciting development in contemporary classical music in Wales will take place this week in Cardiff, when ten composers active here will have commissions performed by a new ensemble.

Cardiff University

Tŷ Cerdd announce selections for CoDI composers career development

Fourteen Welsh and Welsh-based composers have been selected to participate in Tŷ Cerdd’s new CoDI Composer Pathways initiative, offering them unique career development opportunities.

Sound and Music

George Butterworth Award Winner 2018

The George Butterworth prize is awarded annually to a UK-based composer, for an outstanding new work created through one of Sound and Music’s composer development programmes. We’re delighted to announce that this year’s winner is Sarah Lianne Lewis, for her work Blossoms in bloom are also falling blossoms.

Ty Cerdd

The music that made me

Composer Sarah Lianne Lewis selects some of the most important music in her life.