Concert pianist Sarah Beth Briggs – an artist of extraordinary magnetism (Michael Kennedy, Daily Telegraph) – is a leading recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. A long-standing pupil of the late Denis Matthews, her professional career was launched at the age of eleven when she became the then youngest-ever finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Four years later she gained international recognition as joint winner of the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg.
Sarah’s musical interpretations have been broadcast internationally on radio and television, while recital and concerto performances have taken her across Europe and the USA. She has been the featured soloist at major British venues including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s South Bank Centre, and the Barbican Centre. The critical acclaim for her wide-ranging discography includes both Gramophone Editor’s and Gramophone Critics' Choice Awards
Sarah is a celebrated artist at societies and festivals throughout the UK, acclaimed by promoters and critics for her performances and for her engaging and informative introductions to recital programmes.
Bach arr. Hess: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Haydn: Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI/52
Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, op 13 ‘Pathetique’
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Britten : 3 Character Pieces
Clara Schumann : 4 Pieces Fugitives, op 15
Robert Schumann : Arabeske, op 18.
Chopin : Ballade no 1 in G minor