Sarah Hill is a violinist whose career so far has seen her perform a diverse spectrum of music, collaborate artistically with a range of musicians, composers and artists, and work creatively within music education.
Currently studying for a Masters in Performance with Clare Thompson at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she previously studied Music at the University of Manchester where she was awarded the McMyn Prize for Instrumental Excellence. Sarah particularly enjoys performing contemporary classical music, and has commissioned two pieces from composer Tom Coult. As a dedicated chamber musician Sarah has performed regularly this year with the Sautinne Quartet, receiving regular coaching from Ofer Falk of the Allegri Quartet, and participating in masterclasses with members of the Caducci, Wihan, and Chilingirian quartets. The quartet was recently awarded the John Barbirolli Prize at Trinity Laban.
As well as being a violin tutor for the Bridge Project, Sarah also teaches at Wandsworth Music Service’s Saturday morning centre and at Pembroke Music Academy – an open-access evening music project. Whilst in Manchester she taught on Wider Opportunity projects, Gifted and Talented groups, and led ensembles for Wigan Music Service. She is also a keen animateur and has devised her own children’s workshops including for Opera Viscera during a month’s residency at a London Art Gallery and for West Ealing Family Day 2011. She has taught on various projects such as Animate Orchestra, a course to help children to write and perform their own music, and Special Virtuosi, a weekly music group for children with special needs. Sarah is always looking for new ways to develop her teaching practice and has been a regular attendee at the Dalcroze International Easter Course which has given her much inspiration.