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Sally MacTaggart

Job Role: Multi Instrument (Woodwind)

Department: Woodwind

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Sally MacTaggart is an award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and educator.


She performs extensively on the UK theatre scene, playing saxophone, flute, clarinet and oboe both in the West End and on UK and international tours. Recent productions include Billy Elliot, Motown, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Big Fish, Addams Family, Dusty, Shrek, Elf, Grease, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Dream Girls and Book of Mormon.

Sally performs with some of the country's leading orchestras including the Royal Opera House, Britten Sinfonia, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Manchester Camerata and Chroma Ensemble, regularly appearing at venues such as the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Bridgewater Hall and at the BBC Proms.

She is also active in the pop and session world, recording themes for BBC TV and appearing live in hit shows such as ABBA Voyage and The Rock Orchestra.

Notable Achievements

Sally is a member of award-winning chamber ensemble Kaleidoscope. Described as “irresistible” by The Times, the ensemble has won awards from the City Music Foundation, Worshipful Company of Musicians, Hattori Foundation, Tunnell Trust and Park Lane Group. Highlights have included performances at the Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Purcell Room, as well as the release of critically acclaimed debut album Oil.

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