Sarah Reece

Leader

Sarah is Director of Music at Cundall Manor School, Musical Director of the Easingwold Singers, and a freelance orchestral violinist and viola player. She studied violin with Mollie Painter and then Jill Thoday (Royal Academy of Music), passing Grade 8 with distinction at the age of 10.

 

As a teenager she was awarded the HSBC prize for Wolverhampton's Most Promising Young Musician, and made her conducting debut with Tavener's 'The Lamb' in front of 2000 people in the Civic Hall.

At the University of Durham, she led the Symphony Orchestra, sang in the Cathedral Consort of Voices under James Lancelot, and received the Eve Myra Kisch Prize for Proficiency in Music. Qualifying as a teacher in 2001, she joined the music department at Ampleforth College as an academic musician, instrumental teacher and choir director. In 2007 she co-founded the Ampleforth Community Children's Choir, providing singing opportunities for children aged upwards of four.

 

She has run music education projects in many local primary schools, and now works at Cundall Manor School, teaching academic music to children aged 3-16.