… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since joining Morgensterns in October 2014)

  • Orchestras: London Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Southern Sinfonia.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Hampstead Garden Opera, Opera Brava, Opera Up Close, Opera de Bauge.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia.

Sarah's orchestral work also includes

  • 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. She has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Ballet (chamber group), English Chamber Orchestra 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.

EDUCATION

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 18th Mar 2017

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Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

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

Teaching experience

  • Current Instrumental Teaching Posts: Tiffin School, Kingston, St George's College and Junior School, Weybridge
  • Previous Teaching Posts: Surbiton High School, Streatham and Clapham High Junior Dep, Hackney Youth Orchestra

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Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

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Sarah Douglas (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass) Profile

Reviews

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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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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