Sarah Class has become one of Britain’s most sought after composers and is described as having the ‘Midas touch‘ when it comes to creating music. She is an accomplished musician, scoring for film, television and the concert arena, producer, songwriter and singer.
After graduating, she went straight into the music business travelling extensively through Europe and the USA writing and performing with other artists developing her own unique style.
Her ability as a composer was soon recognised, and she quickly started to make her mark in the world of television and subsequently the film industry.
Sarah’s first major break was when she was asked to compose the score for an independent feature film titled ‘The Weekend’ starring Gina Rowlands and Brooke Shields. This production brought Sarah to the attention of legendary producer Sir George Martin who subsequently took her under the wing of George Martin Music to help and guide her career.
Since then her career has skyrocketed and boasts 3 Emmy Award nominations, a Classical Brit Award nomination, a No.1 album collaboration with Hayley Westenra, a Best Score Award for Sir David Attenborought’s BBC TV series ‘BBC Africa’ and The Meerkats, plus numerous other successful and highly acclaimed scores for movies and TV.
After joining George Martin Music, she stepped into the realms of popular music and was commissioned to compose and produce the highly acclaimed album ‘Aurora’ with Cantamus, an award-winning all girls choir. This album spent months in the top of the UK Classical Charts and Sarah was nominated for a Classical Brit Award. This was followed by writing and arranging for the #1 Album with Hayley Westenra titled ‘Pure.’
Her next step into film came when Sarah was commissioned to compose the score for an award winning Finnish feature film ‘Mystery of the Wolf.’ She followed this by writing the score for the BBC/Harvey Weinstein Production of ‘The Meerkats’ in 2008. This movie won ‘Best Score’ at the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Her compositions for the BBC Series ‘Madagascar’ also received an Emmy Nomination for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music & Sound’.
More television commissions followed, and in 2012 the BBC/Discovery commissioned Sarah to compose and produce the music for the 6 x 1 hour series ‘BBC Africa’ narrated by Sir David Attenborough. This series went to air in the UK in January 2013 and has received massive critical acclaim from both the Media and Press. This epic series has sold to in excess of 200 countries including the USA. Sarah won a Gold Spirit Award for Best Score and an Emmy nomination in 2014 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and Sound.
In 2015 Sarah scored Director Peter Nicholson’s debut feature Dartmoor Killing. This won Best Thriller in the 2016 National Film Awards. Sarah was then asked to write the score for Warner’s and Terra Mater Factual Studios’ Brothers of the Wind starring Jean Reno. The film released in January 2016 to much critical acclaim.
Outside Sarah’s world as a classical composer she is fulfilling her other dream pursuing her ambition as a singer/songwriter. From her very early days living in the Isle of Wight, song writing and singing have been part of her daily life. She worked with 8 times Grammy award winner, American producer Jay Newland (Norah Jones/Gregory Porter) on her debut album Unity. The album gained excellent reviews and momentum with Radio play in the UK. Since this time Sarah released the single Only Love is Real (2017) and I Will Fight . The video for I Will Fight features Sir David Attenborough and was produced for the World Land Trust to raise awareness for the charity’s work. More recently Sarah’s collaboration with Irish singer and composer Eimear Quinn has produced Hibernia, the single for Eimear’s new album to be released Summer 2019. Sarah also co-produced some of the other tracks on the album.
Sarah’s new EP Green Man featuring vocals from Sarah and Isaac Waddington was released in April 2020 and the much anticipated follow-up album Natural High will be released autumn 2020. Natural High, Sarah’s first classical release under her label Glorious Technicolour Records is a joyful tribute to Nature. Sarah worked with Sinfonia Nord in Iceland, collaborating also with many acclaimed artists from across the globe on the album.
The Future: Sarah has already established herself as one of the most gifted young musical talents in the UK. Her variety of successful credits to date have opened up many new opportunities for her to continue her work as a composer in both Film & TV, plus entering the world of classical crossover and popular music as a singer/songwriter.
CMO Music 2020