Sarah Lianne Lewis is to become the new Composer Affiliate of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As a composer and singer, Sarah also runs educational workshops for schools, focusing on enhancing creativity and classroom composition, and leads vocal and musicianship skills masterclasses for amateur musicians. She will work with BBC NOW to inspire and encourage the next generation of performers, composers, and arts leaders.
Sarah Lianne Lewis said:
“I’m totally thrilled to become a part of the BBC NOW family. As a child one of my earliest memories of attending an orchestral concert was watching BBC NOW perform in Aberystwyth’s Great Hall as part of their annual season tour. After university, my first piece for symphony orchestra, ‘Chiaroscuro’, was performed by the orchestra in 2012 as part of their Welsh Composers’ Showcase.”
“I’ve loved how the orchestra has encouraged and engaged young people in music-making over the years, and I’m excited that working with the orchestra in the community will be a part of my role. I’m also looking forward to being embedded with orchestra, writing for the incredible musicians, and learning from the different departments. It’s a privilege - particularly at this uncertain time - to have a position like this, and I hope that I’ll be able to inspire and support other creatives through this role.”
(text from BBC NOW website)
Watch BBC NOW's recent Proms performance: https://bbc.in/2R5Moo1