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 a scholarship student. She studied with Richard Davies (BBC Philharmonic), Linda Verrier and Jo Boddington (Hallé).
As a chamber musician, Sarah is a member of The Sterling Trio (flute, clarinet and piano) with whom she has performed throughout the UK since 2006, including giving recitals in London at St. James’s Piccadilly, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Queen Elizabeth Hall, for Leeds International Concert Season, the Association of European Conservatoires and for the Concordia Foundation. 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. Between 2010-11 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 Turner 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 – www.thesterlingtrio.com), 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. Recent 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.