Sara Trickey enjoys an exciting and diverse career as a solo violinist and chamber musician. Noted for her “fiery and passionate” performances (The Strad) and her “beautifully refined tone” (Musical Opinion), she performs at many of the major UK festivals and venues, including in the Presteigne, Alwyn, Oxford May Music, York, Ashburton and Wye Valley Chamber Music festivals.
She plays regularly with pianist Dan Tong with whom she has recorded the Schubert Sonatinas to critical acclaim (“Irresistible!” – Barry Millington). A CD of Fauré and David Matthews has recently been released by Deux-Elles. She also made a world première recording of Mathias’s violin sonatas with Iwan Llewelyn Jones.
Sara has performed most of the repertoire for violin and orchestra, with orchestras that include the City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St John’s (“The Beethoven violin concerto was quite simply perfection” – Seen and Heard International). She recently recorded the David Matthews double concerto for violin and viola with the English Symphony Orchestra and violist Sarah-Jane Bradley.
She is a founder member of the Odysseus Piano Trio and is currently a member of The Rossetti Ensemble. She plays in a violin duo with Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet. Prior to forming these groups, Sara led the Bronte String Quartet for six years, winning the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and second prize in the Cremona International Quartet Competition.
Sara recently curated her own project Dancing With Apollo at Kings Place as part of the Spitalfields Festival. This was a multi-media project based around Greek myth. As well as music for violin and piano it included narration and dance involving collaborations with Dame Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup and pianist Ivana Gavric.
She has also collaborated recently with Joffrey Ballet, based in Chicago, and choreographer Cathy Marston to create the short film Bertha with a score written for her playing solo violin accompanied by hand pans by Errollyn Wallen
Sara studied with Camilla Wicks and also was very much influenced by her studies at IMS Prussia Cove. She read Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and this continues to be a passion. She also enjoys teaching, primarily at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama.