Sarah Smith: Clarinet - accomplished soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.

Born and educated in Belfast, Sarah graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama receiving both First Class Honours in her BMus (2011) and a Distinction in her MMus (2012).

In 2007 she was the inaugural winner of the Bank of Ireland's Catherine Judge Memorial award. Sarah is also the recipient of an RPO Sir John Barbarolli Award, the English Speaking Union Menuhin Banff Scholarship and a Northern Ireland Arts Council travel bursary.

In 2011 Sarah was selected as a participant for the prestigious LSO Wind Academy and in 2013 she was selected for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Experience Scheme and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Young Musicians Platform Award.

A busy freelance clarinettist based in London, Sarah's recent concert highlights include recording with the period orchestra Archangelo for the record label Hyperion and making her debut with Britten Sinfonia at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in a production of Gerald Barry's 'The Importance of being Earnest'.

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Sarah Smith