Sarah is a horn player, currently studying with Jeffrey Bryant and Hugh Seenan. She has been awarded a scholarship to take up a masters’ place at the Royal College of Music in September, and it is her ambition to become a professional horn player. Sarah recently graduated with a 2.1 in Music from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University. She started playing the horn at age 10, alongside violin and piano. Before coming to Oxford, she attended the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music and was principle horn of the Kent County Youth Orchestra. She won the Maidstone and Mid-Kent Young Musician of the Year in 2011.
At Oxford, she took further to orchestral, chamber, and solo playing. She was a finalist of the Oxford Philomusica’s Youth Concerto Competition in 2013, playing Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto no. 1 in the Sheldonian Theatre. In December 2014 she had the pleasure of performing Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with Oxford University String Ensemble. She has also been an ISIS scholar and has played with numerous chamber and orchestral ensembles, including as principal horn of both Oxford University Orchestra and Oxford University Sinfonietta. She gives regular solo recitals and won a music scholarship award at St. Hilda’s in 2012.