Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard is one of Britain's most respected and versatile sopranos. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and has a wide repertoire with a particular interest in British and contemporary music. She has appeared throughout the world in major concert halls, opera houses and festivals, and has worked closely with many leading composers including Birtwistle, Boulez, Dusapin,, Harle, Lachenmann, Ligeti and Michael Nyman. Her 30-plus recordings include a recital series of English Song with Malcolm Martineau, works by Varèse with Chailly and the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Ligeti's Aventures, Nouvelle Aventures with the Schoenberg Ensemble.

Recent concerts include the UK premiere of 'Got Lost' a major new song cycle written for the her and the pianist Rolf Hind, by Helmut Lachenmann, at the 2009 Aldeburgh Festival, and Elliot Carter's A mirror on which to dwell, with the Northern Sinfonia. She recently gave an acclaimed recital at Poole Lighthouse Centre for the Arts and sang Mahler's 4th Symphony in Hull, and a recital of French and English songs in Little Benslow, Hertfordshire, with Stephen Gutman piano.

Sarah is a member of AOTOS, the BVA and a committee member of AESS. She teaches on the Musical Theatre course at Central School of Speech and Drama, at Hull University, and at her studio in London. She also gives termly English Song classes at Trinity College of Music, and runs COMA Voices, London. Sarah is delighted to be on the AOTOS Council and the new SE Representative.

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