Soprano and Cellist based in Edinburgh. Keen performer, currently in second year of BMus at Edinburgh University.
Sally's musical career began age 9 as a full time chorister at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh, alongside which she studied cello and piano at St Mary's Music School for 5 years. In 2009 she enrolled at St Mary's as an instrumentalist and spent her final four years of school studying voice with Susan Hamilton and cello with Ruth Beauchamp as joint principal studies. She is currently in her third year studying BMus at Edinburgh University. Sally is a keen solo, choral and ensemble singer. After concluding her choristership she was a member of the National Girls Choir for 2 years before being invited back as a soloist to sing in the premiere of a newly commissioned work by William Sweeney, performed at the Lammemuir Festival. Further engagements have included singing with the Dunedin Consort in their St Matthew Passion and a solo role in the Chapterhouse Singers’ production of Dido and Aneas. She is the winner of the Fiona Cantlay, Sheena McNeil and Winifred Crawford Smith prizes for vocal performance in the Edinburgh Competition Festival. Sally has continued her vocal coaching with Susan Hamilton into university life. She currently sings with the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the Edinburgh University Singers and is the soprano choral scholar at Old St Paul’s Scottish Episcopal Church. In recent years she has performed both as a recitalist and as part of ensembles such as the Quodlibet chorale and Edinburgh's Baroque Ensemble, Sospiro Baroque, in concerts as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has sung for two productions by Edinburgh Studio Opera; as a chorus member in Bizet's Carmen and more recently in the role of Julia Bertram in the chamber opera 'Mansfeild Park' by Jonathan Dove. In June 2016 Sally was featured as an alumni soloist in the St Mary's Music School performance of Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. She was thrilled to be chosen to participate in The Sixteen’s youth training programme ‘Genesis 16’ for their 2015-2016 session. As a cellist Sally has had a lot of orchestral experience, having played with the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland for many years. She is also a keen chamber musician and has had the privilege so far to receive coaching from esteemed musicians such as the Hebrides Ensemble and the Brodsky Quartet. As a soloist she has received masterclasses from cellists Alice Neary, Emma Ferrand, Alexander Baillie, Philip Higham, and Steven Isserlis. Since joining University she was thrilled to be appointed lead cellist and then manager of the Edinburgh Univeristy Music Society Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra. She received her diploma for cello performance in the summer of 2014 from the ABRSM.
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