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Sarah Elise Thompson : Associate Artist

Random Audio Sample: striking out : for flute, clarinet in Bb, viola, cello and vibraphone by Sarah Elise Thompson, from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 120.

Photo of Sarah Elise Thompson

Photo: Oscar Smith

Sarah Elise Thompson is an upcoming Australian composer and producer, based in Sydney.

Her music has been performed Australia wide, in the US and in Europe, and premiered in the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre and Carnegie Hall. Recent commissions include The Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, Plexus Collective, Australian Youth Orchestra, Gondwana Choirs, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Modern Music Ensemble, Kupka's Piano, Nimbus Trio, the Briar String Quartet, percussionist Claire Edwardes and bass trombonist Rhys Oldham.

Sarah studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Hons). She studied with composer Gerard Brophy. In 2016, Sarah co-founded the Sydney based all female composer collective lost + sound with composers Alexis Weaver, Josephine Macken and Mimi Kind.

Sarah is a pianist in the new music ensemble SPIRAL - a 7 piece composer/performer collective based in Sydney.
She has previously been invited to perform at Extended Play - a 12 hour new music festival at City Recital Hall, Sydney, and at Backstage Music (with SPIRAL).

In 2020-21, Sarah has been commissioned to write new works for the Bowral Autumn Music Festival, countertenor Max Riebl, Trinity College Choir Melbourne, and Los Angeles based violinist Nicholas Bentz. She is also in the process of recording her first album.

Sarah Elise Thompson — current to July 2020

Studied with

Gerard Brophy

Trevor Pearce


Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Pink salt : for solo piano (2018) Commissioned by Huizi Zhang for the Carnegie Hall Commissioning Project 2018