Sarah Quantrell BMus, MMus.
An accomplished pianist, Sarah studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in music at the University of Hull, focussing on performance with Irina Glushenkova (formerly of Moscow Conservatoire). Sarah went on to complete a Master’s Degree in music at the University of Surrey specialising in performance (with Clive Williamson) and musicology (with Dr Jeremy Barham), writing her thesis on the influence recording technology has on performance practice. Sarah also studied choral and orchestral conducting with Russell Keable during her Master’s Degree, and now continues to study with both Russell and Richard Cartmale, with whom she also studies singing.
Sarah has performed as a soloist, accompanist (instrumental and voice), chamber musician and twice with full orchestra (Shostakovich and Weill) as a pianist, and performed in masterclasses with Yonty Solomon and Niel Immelman. She now works and performs regularly around London and the South as an opera repetiteur with Opera Foundry and Opera @ Bearwood, accompanies several local choirs and is the Associate Music Director with Mosaic Chamber Choir.