Sarah Daramy-Williams

Sarah began her journey as a violinist at the age of 10, successfully achieving her Grade 8 with distinction a few years later. She won the Edith Hemingway Memorial Award for the best young musician living in the North West of England, receiving £1000 towards the purchase of a violin in 2010. Her love and enthusiasm for music led her to Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester), where she studied there for her A levels. Kristoffer Dolatko and Yumi Sasaki propelled her forward in securing a place at the Royal College of Music (RCM). At the RCM she has played with many chamber groups, not to mention the RCM Philharmonic, Opera and Symphony orchestras. Sarah is proud to be a member of the Chineke! Orchestra, the first and only majority-BME professional orchestra in Europe, and performed in its critically acclaimed debut in Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2015. She is strongly inspired by its mission to ‘champion change and celebrate diversity in classical music’ and is committed to being a part of this in the future. Sarah is currently undertaking her Masters Degree in the Netherlands (Rotterdam) at Codarts University for the Arts. Her first year at Codarts has included playing with the Rotterdam Sinfonia, leading the Nieuwe Mannheim Orkest (March 2018) and representing Codarts both at the Zoom! Festival (with the Ruysdael Quartet) and in Hungary, collaborating with Liszt Academy (commemorating the birthday of minimalist composer Louis Andriessen). She will play again with Rotterdam Sinfonia in October.