Sarah performs in major UK venues as soloist and chamber musician, including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall, King’s Place and Southbank Centre, with invitations for this season including the Royal Albert Hall’s “Love Classical” chamber series. She also performs at festivals across Europe.
Previous awards have included from the Royal Philharmonic Society, Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation, the BBC
and prizes in chamber music and contemporary music from
the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music, where she graduated with Master of Music and 1st
class Bachelor of Music with Honours degrees respectively.
Sarah has participated in masterclasses with many of today’s most eminent cellists including Adrian Brendel, Ralph Kirshbaum and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, as well as from leading chamber music practitioners Hatto Beyerle (at the European Chamber Music Academy), and members of the Endellion Quartet.
Awards for Sarah’s own compositions include Winner of the BBC Young Composer competition as well as a
performance at the BBC Proms.
The Italian pianist Simone Alessandro Tavoni has given recitals internationally, including in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, France, Spain, Malta, Estonia, Greece and across Italy. He has been awarded a place on the BBC Pathway scheme during the 2015/2016 academic year and through this, he has had the opportunity to rehearse and perform as an orchestral pianist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and some of these performances have been played by BBC Radio 3.
Simone has featured as a soloist with the East London symphony orchestra and the Kensington Chamber Orchestra. Performance venues have included the Florence Conservatory Concert Hall (Florence, Italy), the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, St Martin in the Fields, the Victoria & Albert Museum, St. James’ Piccadilly (London}, Winchester Cathedral and the Italian institute of culture in Copenhagen.
Tickets can be purchased as usual at the White Horse bookshop or at the door on the night of the event.
This series is very generously supported by Elisabeth Clemency Cross