Welsh percussionist Sarah Mason has performed internationally as a soloist in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Sydney Opera House, with broadcasts from Classic FM to HTV. As an orchestral musician, she has toured China, Russia, and America with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded Howard Shore’s score for ‘The Hobbit’, appeared on the BBC proms and was streamed live to cinemas across the UK from the Glyndebourne Opera House.
Sarah studied with a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and then went on to gain a Fellowship in Chamber Music at the Royal College of Music before returning to the Royal Academy of Music as a Fellow in Music Outreach. Following this, she has given workshops with Britten Sinfonia, Wigmore Hall, Streetwise Opera, and others.
She is passionate about promoting the music of young and emerging composers, especially in more unusual venues. Recent examples include her involvement in the composition and performance of a 360 degree musical and visual performance by choreographer Darren Johnston in the Roundhouse, Camden; playing an integral part in the composition and premiere of the world's first beatbox concerto by Anna Meredith; co-composing works for percussion and electronics with Mira Calix in the Institute of Contemporary Art; and playing a programme of solo and chamber contemporary music to a packed audience in the tunnels beneath Waterloo Station.
Sarah is sponsored by Mike Balter mallets.