Sarah Newbold BA (Hons) ARCM LRAM Dip NCOS Licensed Andover Educator SFHEA

Key details:

Chamber Music | Wind, Brass & Percussion
Flute/Piccolo (Wind, Brass & Percussion); Chamber Music Coach (Chamber Music)
Sarah Newbold


Sarah is a member of the Academy of St Martin in-the-Fields and the New London Orchestra and formerly of both Welsh National Opera and the London Philharmonic. As a freelance player she works with most of the orchestras in the UK and is a member of the Mid-Wales Chamber Orchestra and Cardiff Winds.

As a freelance flautist Sarah is able to work in a variety of musical styles ranging from opera, symphony and chamber orchestras, chamber music and recitals to film sessions and some period instrument work.

Teaching plays an important part in Sarah's musical life. She has been a professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1989. In collaboration with Ian Clarke she redesigned the technical requirements for woodwind at the Guildhall School - this has led to invitations to present workshops at the Reflective Conservatoire conference at the Barbican, London and also Professional Development Seminars in Finland and Norway.

Since September 2010 Sarah has been a professor of flute at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Together with Zoe Smith, piano, she is director of the Llangenny Flute Summer School which has run annually since 2008. She is a regular coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and for the I-Culture orchestra in Poland. Sarah is a member of two chamber groups ,"Dragonfly" and Cardiff Winds.

Sarah is sought after as an adjudicator and examiner. She regularly gives masterclasses and recitals in Britain and recently in Norway, Greece, Finland, Ireland and France.

Sarah studied the flute with Atarah Ben Tovim and Alan Lockwood at Huddersfield Polytechnic and with Peter Lloyd at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, before completing her studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies.