Sarah Atter (Flute) and Lauren Turner (Piano) will be performing their WACIDOM Concert on Saturday 17th June 2023 1.45pm – 2.30pm. They will be performing:
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924) Fantasie, Op. 79
C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788) Hamburger Sonata in G major
Allegretto : Rondo, Presto
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Reverie (Piano Solo)
Andy Scott (b. 1966) And Everything is Still…
John Rutter CBE (b.1945) Suite Antique
Prelude : Ostinato : Aria : Waltz : Chanson : Rondeau
Sarah graduated with a first class degree and performance diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University where she studied the flute as Henry Fielding Scholar. She studied with Richard Davies (BBC Philharmonic), Linda Verrier and Jo Boddington (Hallé). She has since developed a portfolio career encompassing performing, teaching and delivering education and community projects.
As a committed chamber musician, Sarah is a member of The Sterling Trio with whom she has performed throughout Britain since 2006, including giving concerts for Leeds International Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. James’ Piccadilly. Sarah also plays in the Da Capo Duo (flute and classical guitar) which, since 2003, has given over 100 concerts for many of Britain’s music clubs and societies including Oundle International Festival and Lake District Summer Music. The Duo was also part of the prestigious Countess of Munster’s Recital Scheme.
Freelance performing work frequently includes performing with orchestras including the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Orchestra and Skipton Camerata as well as music theatre companies. Sarah has also performed at the Houses of Parliament as well as being filmed for the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
Sarah works more broadly as a musician, leader, composer and teacher in variety of fields including music in healthcare, music in the community, music in education, music in criminal justice and collaborative cross-art form projects with organisations including Manchester International Festival, Manchester Camerata, Streetwise Opera and Music in Prisons. As the Creative Director of Tram Tracks – a creative composition project conceived by Sarah and delivered in partnership with the Bridgewater Hall – Sarah engaged nearly 100 community and education groups across Greater Manchester for the 25th birthday of the tram network. Sarah also lectures at The University of Manchester and the RNCM, and designs and delivers artist development training for TiPP and Chetham’s School of Music.
Lauren completed her Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied solo piano and piano accompaniment with John Gough. A former pupil of Chetham’s School of Music, Lauren now performs regularly throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician.
As a member of The Sterling Trio (flute, clarinet and piano) Lauren was a finalist in the Tunnell Trust Music Club Awards Scheme and with UK Young Artists. The Trio were also finalists in the Park Lane Group Young Artists Concert New Year Series and as part of this, gave a recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Other performances have included recitals at St. James’s Piccadilly London, The Leeds International Concert Season and a tour through Enterprise Music Scotland. Committed to expanding the repertoire for their instrumental combination, the Trio has collaborated with distinguished British composer Howard Blake OBE, to create and première a selection of new works at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, as artists with the Concordia Foundation.
Lauren teaches piano at The Grange School in Hartford and is staff accompanist for the school’s soloists and choirs. She is also official accompanist for the Chester Young Musician Competition and The Laurence Singers choir who are based in South Manchester. Lauren lives in Altrincham with her husband and two young children.
Next week’s concert, our last in the current series – Outstanding Young Pianists