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Sarah Thurlow


Regular Freelance Work
Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra
London Concert Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd/ E flat)
City of London Sinfonia (Principal)
Royal Ballet Sinfonia (2nd/Bass)
Philharmonia (2nd)
Manchester Camerata (Principal)

Other Freelance Work
Symphony Orchestras

London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Chamber Orchestras
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
London Mozart Players
City of London Sinfonia
Britten Sinfonia
London Chamber Orchestra
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mozart Festival Orchestra
New London Orchestra
Bath Philharmonia
New London Sinfonia
Orchestra Nova
Chamber Groups
London Winds
Aurora Ensemble
Galliard Ensemble
Contemporary Consort
Ensemble 360
London Serenata
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Royal Opera House
English National Opera Orchestra
Ballet Rambert
Classical Opera Company
English Touring Opera
Garsington Opera
Glyndebourne On Tour
JB Management

Orchestras (Baroque/Classical)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Academy of Ancient Music
Instruments of Time and Truth
The Mozartists
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Gabrieli Consort
Armonico Consort
English Haydn Orchestra
St James Baroque Players
London Handel Orchestra
The Avison Ensemble
The Sixteen
National Theatre

LSO (including Star Wars Episode II, Harry Potter Episodes 7 and 8)
COOL Music (including ITV’s Miss Marple)
Isobel Griffiths
Grand Philharmonic Orchestra

Commercial recordings include
Robert Keeley Chamber Music (Naxos)
Pedro Faria Gomes Chamber Music (Naxos)
Mozart in London, The Mozartists (Signum Classics)
Bruckner and Mozart (The Choir of Kings College Cambridge)
Mahler 7, Beethoven 9, Debussy La Mer, Nielsen, and Strauss (LSO Live)
ABRSM Selected Pieces for Clarinet Grades 2014-7 (ABRSM)

Education / Outreach Work
London Symphony Orchestra Education / Discovery
Glyndebourne on Tour Dementia Friendly Chamber Music
LCO Music Junction

Graduate studies
Royal College Music (1992-98)
Aspen Music School, Colorado (1998)
Scuola Internazionale di Perfezionamento Musicale, Piacenza, Italy (1998-99)

Prizes and Awards
Park Lane Group Young Artist
British Clarinet & Saxophone Society Young Musician of the Year (1997)
English Speaking Union Robert Mayer Scholarship for study in the USA (1998)
Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship
KPMG Martin Fund Scholarship
Oxford Young Instrumentalist of the Year
Fallows Memorial Prize (RCM)
Constant & Kit Lambert Scholarship (RCM)
Anthony Saltmarsh Award (RCM)
Exhibition (RCM)
Senior Exhibition (RCM)
Mills Williams Junior Felowship (RCM)
Blanche Dalmaine Junior Felowship (RCM)
BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year (finalist)
Royal Over-seas League Woodwind Competition (finalist)
South East Music Schemes Young Artists Platform (finalist)
Yamaha Wind and Brass Scholarships (finalist)

Hans Deinzer, Michael Harris, Robert Hill, Andrew Marriner, Nicholas Bucknall, Theodore Oien (Eb), Richard West (Eb), Stephen Trier (bass & basset), Michael Harris (classical). 

Masterclasses with Sabine Meyer and Reiner Wehle.


Sarah Thurlow has been working as a freelance clarinetist since 1998. She studied at the Royal College of Music (RCM) with Robert Hill, Michael Harris and Andrew Marriner. An English-Speaking Union scholarship enabled her to attend the Aspen Music School in Colorado as a pupil of Theodore Oien, and the RCM Mills Williams Junior Fellowship led to further study with Hans Deinzer in Italy and masterclasses with Sabine Meyer in Weimar.

She has performed concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and has given recitals at the Purcell Room, The Bridgewater Hall and St John’s Smith Square. She has appeared in the clarinet sections of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She founded the ensemble Contemporary Consort in 1998, and is a founder member of London Serenata.

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Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Basset Horn, Early Clarinets, Eb Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone