Cellist, Composer, Improviser
An innovative and creative musician, British cellist Sarah Gait has appeared as a soloist on BBC Radio 3’s Live in Concert. Sarah is First Prize winner of competitions including the ISA Digital Creative Award 2020 (MDW, Vienna), multiple awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the BBC Proms Young Composer Competition.
London-based cellist and composer Sarah Gait comes from North Cumbria and is an alumna of the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music. Her busy performing career as soloist and chamber musician features London venues including Barbican Centre, King’s Place, Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square and 22 Mansfield Street, as well as The Sage Gateshead, Bimingham Symphony Hall and venues in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
An awardee of the Royal Philharmonic Society's Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation, RVW Trust and EMI Music Sound Foundation, Sarah has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and featured in Classical Music Magazine. Also a composer, her works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Sarah is a committed advocate of the role of classical music in young people's lives, appearing as Ambassador for the BBC Proms Inspire Scheme. She is the winner of the 2019 Cumbria Life Culture Award and the 2020 ISA Digital Award, from MDW Vienna.
Alongside American violinist Luke Hsu and Peruvian violist Varinia Oyola Rebaza, Sarah is founder and Co-Director of Platform Music, a group of internationally acclaimed musicians who share contemporary chamber music in public spaces, and recent winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund. Sarah is the grateful dedicatee of many new works for cello and in 2019 gave the world première of her own newly commissioned work for improvising solo cellist and orchestra with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.