Sarah's Story

Originally from England, Sarah grew up in the Lincolnshire Wolds and started playing the piano at the age of five. Taught by her father, music was a way of life. By the age of twelve, Sarah followed in her sister’s footsteps and was awarded a bursary to study at the The Royal College of Music Junior Dept, London.

Immersed in individual lessons, chamber music, musicianship, orchestral and choral training, performance opportunities included tours throughout the Yorkshire Moors, performances in some of Englands finest concert halls in the presence of the Prince of Wales and former British Prime Minister, John Major and coaching from Sheila Nelson and Yehudi Menuhin. 

Sarah went on to study at York University where she was introduced to the Baroque Violin. She began exploring the world of Early Music which culminated in a trip to Europe studying Italian Baroque Music with violinist and founder of The Wallfisch Band, Elizabeth Wallfisch. In Australia, Sarah has performed with Adelaide Baroque at Ukaria Cultural Centre and Elder Hall.

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Freelance Career

An ensemble and orchestral player, Sarah has freelanced throughout Australia’s major Arts and Cultural Festivals performing in musical theatre, opera and contemporary music & dance productions at Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane Festival, Noosa Alive, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, WOMADelaide, and Adelaide Fringe Festival, supporting International and Australian artists including Vince Jones, Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, The SuperJesus, The Whitlams, Il Divo, Deborah Cheetham, Jherek Bischoff, Meow Meow, Elixir, Eddie Perfect, Roscoe James Irwin, Adam Page, Matthew Sheens and Bandaluzia Flamenco

"The Tulipwood String Quartet accompanied the jazz trio (Elixir & Katie Noonan); their performance was refined and overall added a superb depth and resonance to the concert."
Australian Stage
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Creative Practice

Grounded by principles of empowerment, valuing community knowledge, human rights and collective action, Sarah deepened her practice knowledge through the completion of post-graduate studies in community development, securing her final placement with the founder and executive director of Woodford Folk Festival, Bill Hauritz AM and subsequently moved into the role of Programme Administrator on the festivals return from the Covid pandemic.

Sarah is passionate about implementing creative and artistic exploration, sharing cultural histories, and weaving Arts into the fabric of society. With many aspects of social connections declining, loneliness is on the rise. Arts in communities reduce social isolation and increase social cohesion in a sustainable way. Creative and innovative communities promote well-being, they are capacity building and create a unique sense of place.