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Sarah Francis

Sarah Francis was born in London. She won scholarships to study at the Royal College of Music in Paris. She started her career as principal oboe in the BBC Welsh Orchestra. She has established herself as a leading oboist with an international reputation.

Her first solo recording was Britten's 'Six Metamorphosis after Ovid' which Britten invited her to play at the Aldeburgh Festival. She regularly boadcasts for the BBC in recitals and concerto performances including the Royal Albert Hall Promenade concerts. Her many performances in the South Bank concert halls include the Mozart and Strauss concertos. She has played Lutoslawski's double concerto conducted by the composer. She recently broadcast the UK premiere of Corigliano's oboe concerto and gave the premiere of the Howells oboe sonata at the Cheltenham Festival.

Other major works dedicated to her include concertos by Gordon Crossc, Anthony Payne and William Mathias. She has often been featured on Classic FM. Her solo recordings for Hyperion and Unicorn-Kanchana have received international acclaim.

A prolific chamber music player, Sarah Francis is director of the London Harpsicord Ensamble and works with the Alberni, Delme and English string quartets and the Tagore String Trio. She is a professor at the Royal College of Music, and gives master classes at the Dartiington International Summer School.

Senast ändrad 2002-06-05