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2020

Lecture at Conservatoire "G.Verdi", Milan, Italy

Sara is delighted to be invited to give a lecture in February to the Composition Faculty at one of the most prestigious Conservatoires in Italy. 

2020

Concert with Duo Alterno at  Rive Gauche , Turin, Italy

Sara is excited about her new collaboration with the amazing Duo Alterno (Riccardo Piacentini - piano and Tiziana Scaldaletti - soprano) and they will perfrom at Musiche in Mostra, Rive Gauche in October.

Solos, duos, trios by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Riccardo Piacentini, Carla Magnan, Marcello Panni and the world premiere of a new piece by the brilliant Dimitri Scarlato. 

2019

Solo recital at VOX Feminae Festival 2019, Tel Aviv (Israel) and "Aspects of Sara" by composer Alona Epshtein

This is super exciting! After her successful tour in Israel in 2016, Sara is honoured to be invited again to give a solo recital in the VOX Feminae Festival at Tel Aviv in December! The programme consists of a selection of works by women composers from many countries: Hana Ajiashvili, Noriko Nakamura, Jinhee Han, Karin Rehnqvist, Todahya Schnendowic and the world premiere of "ASPECTS OF SARA", a brand new piece for Sara by the amazing Alona Epshtein.

2019

Collective 31 and Leon Haxby: Snow White Reimagined, London

Sara is delighted to be involved in a  super cool project with Collective 31. Snow White Reimagined is a new show for sextet and dancers with a brand new score by the amazing Leon Haxby and conducted by the brilliant Thomas Payne!

There will be several performances in November at the Compass  Theatre, London.

2019

Interview and Radio Broadcast at Women's Radio Station, London

Sara is looking forward to her radio broadcast and interview with Stefania Passamonte at WRS where tracks from her solo album will be played.  

2019

GAMO Ensemble: Il Diario di Eva, chamber  opera  by Mauro Cardi, Florence

Sara is looking forward to performing in the new GAMO productions in October. They will give the world premiere of a new chamber opera commissioned by GAMO to Mauro Cardi. 

2019

GAMO Ensemble :solo flute piece by Fabio Massimo Campogrosso and Daniela Fantechi, Florence

Sara will be involved in another new exciting GAMO production: 

In October she will perform works by those two composers including a brand new solo piece. Both composers were born in 1984.

2019

Improvisation sessions at Royal College of Music, London

Sara is interested in improvisation and she has joined the improv sessions at RCM, led by composer Jonathan Cole.

2019

New album with D'Juil, Derby (UK)

Sara's interest in improvisation culminates in the recording of a second album. She's delighted to have been invited to collaborate as a guest artist with D'Juil : Julian Broadhurst (percussion) and David Conrad Dhonau (cello). In March, together they will record an album of improvised music.

2019

GAMO Ensemble and Résonance Contemporaine - Bourg-en-Bresse Teatre,  France 

After the successful concert in Florence, Sara with GAMO Ensemble and the vocal group Résonance Contemporaine, conducted by Alain Goudard will work together for an exciting project in France in April. Music by William Blank, Lucien Guérinel etc.

2019

CD presentation in Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana - Solo recital

Sara will head up to  Florence again where she will present her new album to the Italian market and music critics at the historical Marucelliana.

She will perform new works written for her and the album by Alessandro Solbiati, Alessandro Magini, Jonathan Cole, Matteo Giuliani. The composers will attend the event. 

2019

 Solo recital in Bologna, Italy

Sara is excited to perform a solo concert in Bologna in April at Accademia dei notturni.

Programme includes music for solo flutes by David Loeb, Alessandro Solbiati, Cheryl Frances- Hoad.

2019

Flute and Voice at Colourscape (UK) Waddesdon Manor

 

It will be a magical experience for Sara to perform at Colourscape festival with soprano Sarah Dacey in June.Duo and solo pieces by Jinhee Han, Andrea Benedetto, Ji Heng Lee etc

2019

GAMO  Ensemble - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence - Ivan Fedele  

Sara and GAMO Ensemble have been invited to perform again at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino  (Opera House) and will collaborate with composer Ivan Fedele. Music by Ivan Fedele and Franco Donatoni. 

 

2018

CD Launch Event at Estorick Collection - London 

 

Very exciting! Sara's first solo album is about to be released and she' s organising a CD launch event at Estorick Collection. The launch will consist of Sara's performance in which she will give the world premiere of the new works contained in the CD. The composers who wrote the new pieces include Alessandro Solbiati, Jonathan Cole, Matteo Giuliani, Alessandro Magini. They will attend the launch and introduce their works :-)

 

 

2018

Concert with Sarah Dacey (Soprano) in London

 

Sara is excited to work with the amazing Sarah Dacey on her flute and voice duo.

Their first concert will be in Aprile at  Walbrook Music Lunchtime Concerts in London.

The programme includes music by Saariaho, Furrer, Giuliani, Schoenberg, De Roussel and solo pieces.

 

 

 

2018

Session and performance at Royal College of Music (London) 

 

Sara is delighted to be invited to visit RCM in May for a session with composers William  Mival and Jonathan  Cole in which she will talk about contemporary flute and repertoire. At the end of the session, Sara will perform a selection of works for solo flute written for her by RCM composers.

 

 

 

 

2018

GAMO Ensemble,  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

 

Sara is very happy to keep working with GAMO Ensemble. In 2018 they will also perform at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino - Opera House, Florence. 

 

2018

Flute and voice with Sarah Dacey in Sicily !

 

In October Sara will be involved in an exciting project with "Diaphonia editions"  and  "Vincenzo Bellini" concert society, Messina. They are organising a call for scores for flute and voice. Sara will perform the selected works and other pieces with soprano Sarah Dacey  in concerts in

Messina.

 

2018

Progetto Tricolore in London.

 

Sara is very pleased to be involved in a project with the Tricolore Theatre Company and actress Nadia Ostacchini, in London.

Sara will perform and record the music written by composer Andrea Basevi for a new children' s play produced by Tricolore.

 

 

GAMO Ensemble: Progetto Solbiati  and Résonance Contemporaine, Florence

 

In December Sara will be busy with two GAMO projects. The first concert involves composer Alessandro Solbiati and selected young compers from Solbiati's annual master class. Venue: Le Murate Contemporary Arts

 

 

In the second concert GAMO ensemble joins forces with the outstanding French vocal group Résonance Contemporaine conducted by Alain Goudard.

 

The programme  consists of all world premieres of pieces  by French  and Italian composers including Denis Bosse, Lucien Guérinel, Alessandro Solbiati, Alessandro Magini etc. 

 

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2017

GAMO Ensemble - Salvatore Sciarrino

 

The  concert in March will be entirely dedicated to Sciarrino's music and it will be at La Pergola Theatre, Amici della Musica, Florence. Sara will perform ensemble pieces  and  Come vengono prodotti gli incantesimi? for solo flute.

 

2017

Solo recital at National Portrait Gallery, London

 

Very happy to perfom a solo recital at National Portrait Gallery in October! :) The programme is a selection of  UK premieres of contemporary works for flute and alto flute inspired by folk music from Sicily and Asia. It also includes a work by Salvatore Sciarrino and the  first performance on a Western flute

of a shinobue piece by David Loeb.

 

2017

Recording at Champs Hill with composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad

 

Honoured to be included in Cheryl's  new CD project with Champs Hill, In May Sara will record Medea, the composer's piece for solo flute. 

 

 

2017

GAMO Ensemble at SIAE annual event, Florence

 

Sara 's Ensemble has been chosen to perform at the SIAE annual event in May featuring Contemporary Classical Music in Italy.  Sara is excited to be part of it and will perform Omaggio a Burri by Sciarrino with Marco Ortolani (clarinet ) Marco Facchini (violin) and the solo piece Lu Venerdi di Marzo for alto flute by Francesco Lipari.

 

2017

Ensemble GAMO -  Museo del Novecento,  Florence

 

Heading to Florence again in November for a concert with GAMO Ensemble, the fantastic  Mario Marzi (sax) and composer Alessandro Solbiati, performing Solbiati s music as well as works by Federico Gardella , a new solo flute piece written for Sara  by Andrea Benedetto and works by composition students.

 

2017

Korean music  at Global Arts, London - Solo performances

 

Sara is passionate about discovering music from all countries and is interested in Asian culture.  In July and  September, she will take part in a  project at Kingston Museum and will perform music for solo flutes from Korea and inspired by Korean and Asian folk tradition. The music will include pieces by composers Jinhee Han , Hyunjoo Kim and David Loeb.

 

 


 

2017

Young Persons Concert  Foundation 

 

Sara enjoys to perform a variety of music as well as classical repertoire and  is thrilled about  the experience of playing 

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf with the full orchestra in concerts for children at the Cockpit Theatre, London in February.

 

 

2016

Flautata Voce XXY at GAMO, Florence

 

Flautata voce XXY (Flute-like voice XXY) is a project which investigates the fascinating connection between the human voice and the flute and aims to support the work of composers exploring this unique synergy. Sara is joined by Serbian  soprano Ana Spasic and they present a rare selection of solo and duo pieces by 11 composers from all over the world including Beat Furrer, Kaija Saariaho, Arnold Schőnberg, Daniele Lombardi, Ljubica Marić, Brian Ferneyhough, Maria Vatenina etc

 

The programme also includes the world premiere of a new piece by Matteo Giuliani commissioned by GAMO.

 

We look forward to the concert in Florence (Italy) at GAMO (Gruppo Aperto Musica Oggi) in January!

 

 

2016

Concert at Kings College 

 

Sara's new exciting project is a flute and percussion duo with Chris Brannick.

They are working on contemporary repertoire and brand new works written especially for them. First concert at Kings College, London in February. The programme includes the world premiere of works for the duo by Rob Keeley, Paul Burnell, Alexander Scott, a work by Giacinto Scelsi, Sara's solo by Salvatore Sciarrino.

 

 

 

2016

"Narcissus" at Instigate Arts in Manchester ! 

 

Sara is delighted that her idea for "Narcissus" has been selected for the Ambition & Identity Festival organised by Instigate Arts in Manchester

 

Narcissus is a brand new piece for the solo flute, electronics and film montage written in collaboration with composer Matteo Giuliani and Kevin Burke at Instigate Arts. The work  explores the themes of Ambition and Narcissism and is inspired by the myth of Narcissus.

 

Sara will give the world premiere of the work at Ambition event in July.

 

 

2016

Baroque concerts in Italy 

 

Summer concerts in the south of Italy with harpsichord player Marco Vincenzi and cellist Luca Fiorentini.

 

Bach Flute Sonata in E minor and works by Mozart, Handel.

 

Associazione Bova Life, Bova - Reggio Calabria

 

2016

Visit to Israel: "Vox Feminae 3" Festival" and Tel Aviv University,  Tel Aviv

 

 

Sara is honoured to have received an invitation from the  Israeli Women Composers & Performers Forum to perform at their  Festival "VOX FEMINAE 3" at Striker Conservatoire in Tel Aviv, Israel!

 

Sara will play a concert with Soprano Ana Spasic in their duo Flute - like Voice XX (Flautata Voce) featuring music by Women Composers.

 

The programme includes works by composers from many countries and the world premiere of brand new pieces written by Israeli composers Hagar Kadima and Hana Ajiashvili.

 

During her time in Israel Sara will also collaborate with the Composition faculty at Tel Aviv University and composer Ruben Seroussi. She will give a lecture on flute extended techniques and contemporary repertoire.

 

2016

Visit to Israel:  Haifa University

 

Sara is thrilled about heading to Haifa where she will perform the "Flautata Voce XX" programme at the University of Haifa in a concert supported by the Italian Cultural Institute.

 

2016

Arts Council of England - Artists International Development Fund  Award 

 

Sara is extremely happy as the Arts Council of England offered her a grant - the Artists International Development Fund Award - for her  project in Israel!

 

 

2016

CD album (solo) with EMA records!! 

 

Delighted to get signed by the EMA records,  Sara will work on her first solo album which features her much loved works for the solo flute by Alessandro Solbiati, Brian Ferneyhough, Salvatore Sciarrino and brand new pieces written especially for her by wonderful composers such as

Alessandro Solbiati, Jonathan Cole, Matteo Giuliani and Alessandro Magini !

 

Some of the new works will be published in the EMA Vinci editions 

 

2016

GAMO Ensemble, Florence - Alessandro Solbiati

 

Very happy to be invited to be part of the GAMO Ensemble specialising in Contemporary repertoire, Sara will play concerts in Florence with Francesco  Gesualdi, Laura Catrani and other amazing Italian musicians! First concert with composer Alessandro Solbiati and young composers playing new works for solo flute, duo and ensemble. 

 

2015/2016

Royal College of Music Masters Ensemble

 

Sara is delighted to be involved again in this great project led by Jonathan Cole with the composers at Royal College of Music. She will take part in a series of workshops and concerts in November 2015, February and March 2016 and will perform brand new works.

 

2015/2016

New solos  - Carceri d'Invenzione  II B by Ferneyhough

 

Sara learns constantly new works for the solo flute. She will perform some intriguing solos (including Carceri d'Invenzione IIB by Brian Ferneyhough ) at Swan Yard in September and other venues.

 

2015

La Follia Trio 

 

La Follia duo will collaborate with harpsichord player Marco Vincenzi in a project called "Bach versus Telemann".

The Trio (flute, harpsichord, cello) will play a concert in Italy in January ( Arte Musica Roana, Vicenza) and at Handel House, (London) in February.

The programme includes Sonatas for flute and continuo by J.S.Bach , G.P.Telemann and Sara's solo by Telemann.

 

 

2015

Recital in France 

 

In May Sara will go to Tours (France) with  composer / pianist Jeremy Thurlow for a recital which includes Sara's performances of the works for flute and piano by Jeremy Thurlow, solo works by Jean - Pascal Chaigne, Alessandro Solbiati, Cheryl- Frances Hoad, Richard Causton and the piece for flute and piano by Olivier Messiaen. The concert is in Les Moments Musicaux de la Touraine Festival, Alumni Poulenc - Conservatoire et Université de Tours - Faculté de Musicologie.

 

 

 

 

2015

World premiere at National Portrait Gallery

 

Sara is honoured to be the dedicatee of the new piece for flute and cello by the Korean composer Hyunjoo Kim ♥ The piece, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, will be there performed in December by Sara.

 

2014/2015

Royal College of Music Masters Ensemble

 

Sara will perfom in the workshops + concerts with composer Jonathan Cole and the composers on the Masters course at Royal College of Music ( London) in November 2014, February and March 2015. 

 

2014

Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy (Austria)

 

Sara has been selected to participate in the prestigious Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy 2014, Austria. She will play in seven concerts in the Klangspuren Festival. The programmes include works for ensemble (  3 to 14 players) by H. Abrahamsen, P. Boulez, S.Rohloff, V.Zuraj, W.Rihm and a solo piece for alto flute by K.Saariaho. Sara will be delighted to work with Ensemble Modern members, conductor Brad Lubman, composer in residence Hans Abrahamsen and all the IEMA musicians!

 

2014

Solo recital at Fairfield Halls
 

The solo repertoire is one of Sara's main commitments and in December she will give a solo recital at Fairfield Halls (Concert Hall),  performing works  for the solo flute and alto flute by J.S.Bach, G.P.Telemann, C.Debussy, S.Sciarrino, B.Ferneyhough, K. Saariaho and the world premiere of a new piece written for Sara by Maria Vatenina

 

2014

RADIO broadcast


Sara's performances of solo works by A.Solbiati, B.Ferneyhough and S. Sciarrino will be broadcast between May and June on Israeli Broadcasting Authority,  Jerusalem, in the show : A Window to the Previous Century.


2014

La Follia , flute and cello duo


Sara is passionate about playing with the cello and formed a duo called La Follia. She is currently working with cellists/composers Colin Alexander and Gregor Riddell.

She will perform in UK venues including Kings Place  (April),  Arch 1 (June), University of Reading (October) etc.

The repertoire includes works by E. Carter, K.Saariaho,   J.S.Bach and the world premiere of a work by the young composer Leon Haxby.

 

The concerts also include Sara's performances of solo works by B.Ferneyhough and A.Solbiati.

 

 

 


2014

Chamber Opera project and piece for flute and voice by Maria Vatenina


Sara is working with Russian composer Maria Vatenina on her Chamber Opera project, Gentle Creature. The composer is  writing a piece for Sara inspired by Camus (flute and voice)  which Sara will premiere at Arch 1(London), in June.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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