Sarah Sew (violin) appears worldwide as a guest concertmaster, director and soloist. She is recipient of the Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund Award which supported her recital debut at Wigmore Hall, the Emanuel Hurwitz Award, J & A Beare Prize and Pavlovíc Award. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Sarah has performed at Zermatt Festival, Switzerland; Bolzano Festival, Italy; Grafenegg Festival, Austria; Cheltenham Festival, UK; Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Japan and the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.
Sarah has appeared as Guest Leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Balkan Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Nevill Holt Opera Orchestra and the Human Rights Orchestra in Lucerne. She has performed, toured and recorded extensively with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra and London Sinfonietta. Previous positions include Concertmaster of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2010–2012 and Principal First Violin of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Concert highlights this season include appearances as leader/director and soloist in Argentina, Brazil, China, Ireland, Spain, Uruguay and the UK.
Sarah studied with Maurice Hasson and Howard Davis at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Friedemann Eichhorn at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. She was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2018. Sarah plays a Gennaro Gagliano violin c.1760. Sarah takes up the position of Professor of Violin and Head of Strings and Chamber Music at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in August 2018.
Sarah guest leading BBC Symphony Orchestra in the latest BBC Ten Pieces films
Sarah performing in recital at Wigmore Hall