Media

Audio:

Listen to a recording of Sarah live at Wigmore Hall with pianist Tadashi Imai:

      Szymanowski La Fontaine d'Arethuse

 

Listen to Sarah play Concertmaster Solos from Janacek Taras Bulba at the BBC Proms:

      Janacek Taras Bulba

 

Listen to Sarah play Concertmaster Solo from Wagner Tannhäuser from a live radio broadcast of Budapest Spring Festival:

      Wagner Tannhäuser

 

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Watch interviews with Sarah on documentary news videos from the EUYO USA Tour 2012:

Voice of America
AFP Global News
WTIU Public Television

Watch Sarah leading the EUYO in Tchaikovsky 6 with Gianandrea Noseda in the Summer Tour 2010

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

Newspaper Reviews:

“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.”

Trevor Howell, Henley Standard , reviews Tchaikovsky 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.”

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


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

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

 

“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. We shall hear much more from her, I’m sure.”

Mike Marsh, Bournemouth Daily Echo reviews Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

 

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

Boulezian reviews the European Union Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms

 

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

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

 

“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”

Robert Matthew-Walker (classicalsource.com) reviews Scheherazade at St Paul’s Covent Garden

 

“The audience was absolutely spell-bound…I feel sure we shall hear a lot of Miss Sew in future.”

Reading Chronicle reviews Bruch Violin Concerto