Sarah Newbold

Sarah Newbold 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 Great Britain and regularly with the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra.  She 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 period instrument work.

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

Together with Zoe Smith, piano, she is director of the Llangenny Flute Summer School which is in its fourth highly successful year.

Sarah is a regular coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain both for their open days and the main orchestra courses. She is sought after as an adjudicator and examiner, regularly giving masterclasses and recitals in Britain and recently in Norway, Greece, Finland and Ireland.

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