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Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Sarah's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra GB, Orchestra of the Swan, Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Hampstead Garden Opera, Opera Brava, Opera Up Close, Opera de Bauge.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia, Thames Sinfonia.
  • Education Work: English Young Artists Sinfonia.

other items of interest …

  • Orchestra of the Swan - guest principal clarinet/bass/Eb, and extra list
  • KZN Philharmonic Orchestra (South Africa) - co-principal clarinet
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra 'Nucleo' project
  • English Chamber Orchestra - children's musical at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Northern Ballet - extra list
  • Orchestra of Opera de Bauge - principal clarinet
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Riverside Opera
  • Southbank Centre Women of the World Orchestra (Marin Alsop)

Training Orchestras:

  • Britten Pears Orchestra
  • Encuentro y Academia de Santander
  • Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra
  • Dartington Festival Orchestra
  • RCM projects with English National Ballet, LPO, London Sinfonietta and English Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Music:

  • Royal Ballet 'Draft Works'
  • OperaUpClose
  • Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time with Melvyn Tan and Levon Chillinhirian, as part of Oxford 'Springboard'
  • W3 Reed Trio with 'Live Music Now', rural touring, UK music societies
  • Clarinet and piano duo with Amy Wakefield for UK music societies, including Buxton Opera House Arts Centre recital series and international cruise contracts

Session / Pop work:

  • Radio One Live Lounge with 'Duffy'
  • Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel tour (Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall dates)
  • Regular session work for screen / gaming composers and bands through 'Session Solutions'

Sarah is a London based freelance clarinet and bass clarinet player. After finishing her studies at the Royal College of Music in 2009, she held the position of Acting Co-Principal Clarinet with South Africa's main orchestra, the KZN Philharmonic.

As a busy orchestral player Sarah has worked with orchestras that include the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Ballet (chamber group) and Orchestra of the Swan.

Sarah plays regularly in a piano trio with Olivier award winning OperaUpClose for touring productions and West End residencies. Performances with her wind trio and piano duo include venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Buxton Opera House, National Gallery and the Natural History Museum. She has also played alongside Brit-Award Winner Duffy on Radio 1's Live Lounge.

Her education and outreach work includes projects with Live Music Now, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra for 'Proms-Out and About', London Sinfonietta events for the re-opening of the Festival Hall and a Gala performance for the Queen.

Originally from Manchester, Sarah attended Chetham's School of Music before moving to London and she enjoys returning to the North West for work.


Graduate studies2004 - 09: Royal College of Music, BMus (hons) and PG Dip

Schools attended1998 - 2004: Chetham's School of Music

Prizes and Awards

  • Philharmonia Martin Musical Trust
  • Henri Selmer Paris Clarinet Prize (RCM)
  • Stephen Trier Award for Bass Clarinet (RCM)
  • Anne Driver Trust

TeachersTim Lines, Barnaby Robson, Richard Hosford (Clarinet), Michael Harris, and Paul Richards (Bass Clarinet)

Sarah joined Morgensterns in October 2014

Sarah's web profile was last updated 8th Mar 2021


Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

  • Commonwealth Youth Orchestra
  • English Schools Orchestra
  • KZN Philharmonic Orchestra workshops in South African communities and townships
  • Live Music Now
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra 'Nucleo' Mentor
  • National Orchestra for All
  • National Youth Choirs of Great Britian - senior pastoral staff
  • NCS The Challenege Music Practitioner
  • RCM Sparks projects with BBC Symphony Orchestra / BBC Proms 'Out and About', London Sinfonietta, and English Chamber Orchestra
  • Thames Youth Orchestra

 Teaching experience

  • Current Instrumental Teaching Posts: Tiffin School, Kingston, St Pauls School, Hereward House school
  • Coaching for Thames Youth Orchestra and National Orchestra for All
  • Previous Teaching Posts: Surbiton High School, Streatham and Clapham High Junior Dep, Hackney Youth Orchestra


Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile


Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile


Press Reviews from OperaUpClose:

The music itself is simply and powerfully rendered by a trio of piano (Elspeth Wilkes), clarinet (Sarah Douglas) and cello (William Rudge) ... the trio distils the lines of Verdi's thought with beautiful clarity; as something to compare toa fully orchestra version, it is a fascinating and illuminating listen.   Backtrack

The first hurdle - operating withou a full orchestra - was successfully surmounted as Verdi's ravishing string textures at the start of the overture were rendered by Elspeth Wilkes on the piano; with Sarah Douglas on clarinet ... this miniaturised arrangement worked so well that one was scarcely aware of the missing forces.   The Independent


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