Sarah and Tadashi Imai performing Prokofiev at Wigmore Hall

Sarah leading Balkan Chamber Orchestra in recording sessions in Japan in May 2019

Sarah leading the EUYO in Tchaikovsky 6 with Gianandrea Noseda

Short documentary on Richard Causton’s Twenty-Seven Heavens, commissioned for the EUYO by New Music 20×12 to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics

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Trevor Howell, Henley Standard , reviews Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

“Sarah Sew, soloist in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto showed a formidable technique, an earthy tone and a sense of tempo that made her intentions crystal clear. There were fine duets between first flute and soloist, a not too hurried canzonetta, and a brilliant transition into the finale, where Sew left the starting blocks with machine­gun precision. Matching her technique was a convincing account of the music, with subtle phrasing and sensitively paced rubatos.”


Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Daily Echo reviews Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

“Sew’s outstanding abilities were exposed in a wonderful first movement cadenza; hitting the top note with a silken sensuousness, and throughout her performance offering both warmth and thrilling dexterity.” 


'Stars of Tomorrow' article reviewing a recital at The Pound Arts Centre in Corsham Sarah Singleton, Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

“Sew’s playing combines gravitas and passion with a pleasing grace and lightness of touch. Her musical partnership with Imai was sensitive and seamless.” 


Preston Witts, Stratford Upon Avon Herald, reviews Elgar Violin Concerto

“Ms Sew set the tone immediately when she first applied her bow to the strings of her mid-18th century Gagliano violin. It was a rich sound – and one that was maintained throughout the 45-minute length of this superb concerto, in every lingering phrase and every demonstration of high drama.”


Boulezian reviews the European Union Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms

“Notable solos from leader, Sarah Sew in ‘The Death of Andriy'” 


Robert Matthew-Walker ( reviews Scheherazade at St Paul's Covent Garden

“No praise could be too high for Sarah Sew though, her’s was a flawless and quite superb rendition of this very demanding solo violin part” 


Ulrich Amling, Der Tagesspiegel (Germany) reviews Schindler's List at Berlin Konzerthaus

“Das Thema aus „Schindlers Liste“, von Konzertmeisterin Sarah Sew voll innerem Glimmen gespielt, erklingt zum Gedenken an Marvin Hamlisch und seine unvergessenen Melodien.”