Every once in a while a genuine young super talent enters the precarious world of the entertainment industry, not through a TV Reality Show, but with an indisputable gift recognised and developed through hours of studying in their early years.
Sarah Class is a shining example of this. As a result, she has become one of Britain’s most sought after composers. After graduating from Chichester University in Sussex, England with a BA (Honours) Degree, 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 as the attached credits show 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. This was a major turning point.
Sarah continued to compose many works for television. She also 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 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 titled ‘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 100 countries including the USA. Sarah won a Gold Spirit Award for Best Score and an Emmy nomination in 2014.
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 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 dream in 2013 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. Northern Shore, the single was released October 2015 and the album is gaining excellent reviews and momentum with Radio play in the UK.
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 popular music as a singer/songwriter.
CMO Management 2016