Session / Pop work:
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
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 Feb 2019
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