(Henri Constant) Gabriel Pierné

French

Sarah Walker studied violin at the Royal College of Music before her vocal career began under the tutelage of Vera Rozsa. She has since worked in concert with conductors of the highest calibre, including Rattle, Harnoncourt, Ozawa, Kleiber and Solti, and appeared in Bernstein's 1989 performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony to celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall.

In the opera house, she has worked extensively with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna State Opera in many varying roles, ranging from Monteverdi's Poppea to Britten's Gloriana.

It is as a recitalist, however, that Sarah has received the greatest critical acclaim. Numerous appearances at London's Wigmore Hall and in the US, Australia and New Zealand, give her ample opportunity to demonstrate her extraordinary repertoire which ranges from the Baroque to twentieth century works by BerioIvesLigetiCopland and Cage.

In 1991, Sarah received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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