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Sarah Jenkins 1998

Sarah Frances Jenkins is a composer and clarinettist based in the UK.  As a composer, Sarah has recently been commissioned by prestigious organisations such as the BBC Proms (where Music and Meditation was performed as part of The Dream Prom 2022), Vale of Glamorgan Festival (where she was Featured Composer in 2021, alongside composers Judith Weir and Peteris Vasks), the Presteigne Festival (where her suite for solo violin, Tincture of the Skies, was premiered by Fenella Humphreys), and the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival 2021 (where Shivelight for clarinet and piano was commissioned and premiered by clarinettist Robert Plane). 

Since winning BBC Young Composer in 2017, Sarah’s music has been commissioned and premiered by ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Aurora Orchestra, Solem Quartet, Magnard Ensemble and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. Her music has been performed in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St David’s Hall, the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, BBC Hoddinott Hall and has been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Her work inhabits striking and atmospheric sound worlds and is often inspired by the natural world.   

As a clarinettist, Sarah was awarded The Musicians’ Company Silver Medal in 2020 and is now a member of the Musicians’ Company Young Artists’ programme. Sarah recently performed Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with the innovative Echo Ensemble and Coleridge-Taylor's Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor with the Salomé Quartet. As an orchestral player, Sarah has performed as principal clarinet in Mahler’s ninth Symphony, under the baton of Martyn Brabbins and in 2019 she was selected for the Orchestral Placement Schemes with both the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera.

Sarah is a passionate educator and has been a BBC Proms Inspire Ambassador since 2017, where she helps to facilitate creative music workshops for young people. She holds a DipABRSM in Clarinet Teaching and is available for clarinet tuition for any age or ability.  

In July 2020, Sarah graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a First Class Honours Degree and the Principal’s Award for Music. She was taught by Robert Plane, Lenny Sayers and John Cooper. In July 2022, she completed a postgraduate degree in clarinet and composition at the Royal College of Music, where she was a Wilkins-Mackerras Award Holder and was taught by Richard Hosford and Timothy Lines.

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