Sara Trickey brings her "beautifully refined tone" (Musical Opinion) and her "fiery and passionate" performance style (The Strad) to her award-winning career as both solo violinist and chamber musician. She studied at the Royal College of Music, at Cambridge University (where she achieved a double starred First in Classics), and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a Scholarship Student of Camilla Wicks. She has also studied with Emanuel Hurwitz, Pauline Scott and Mark Knight in London and with Joey Corpus in New York.
In duo recital she has appeared with Stephen Kovacevich, Roger Vignoles, William Howard and Tom Poster. As winner of the Grace Williams Memorial prize she appeared at St David's Hall in Cardiff, where she performed again in January 2007 with Tom Poster. She has also appeared at the Purcell Room, the Royal Opera House, and live on Radio 3. In her duo with Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet, she continues to explore the repertoire for two violins.
Recently performed repertoire includes the Britten, Bach, Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Goldmark, Brahms and Beethoven concertos as well as Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons. She has performed concertos with the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square under John Lubbock, the New London Soloists Ensemble, the South Bank Sinfonia, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, the St. David’s Chamber Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra among others. In 2007 she played the Khachaturian, Bruch Double and Bruch G minor concertos and the Mendelssohn E minor concerto on tour in Northern France. She also performed at the St Magnus, Cheltenham and Lichfield Festivals and was the featured violinist at the Presteigne Festival.
Sara was leader of the Bronte string quartet between 2001 and 2006. The quartet were prize-winners at the 2005 international competition in Cremona and won first prize at the Royal Overseas League competition in 2003. They performed at many of the UK's major venues and festivals.
"natural finesse and sensitivity, accomplished technique and a beautifully refined tone ... there was never for one second any doubt of her intellectual and emotional understanding of the music" (Musical Opinion)
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