Sarah Markham is a highly regarded saxophonist, with a performing, recording and teaching career spanning over twenty-five years. Vibrant and inspiring, she has performed throughout Europe, North America, and the Far East. Sarah has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and featured in the last eight World Saxophone Congresses.
Sarah has released numerous CDs of solo and chamber music including; Run, Sing, Fly (Saxophone Classics) Saxophone Recital, James Rae Sonatinas for Saxophone (Prologue) and Simply Four Saxophones by the Adelphi Saxophone Quartet (EMI).
Sarah is a founder member of Quirk, a vibrant and innovative saxophone ensemble. She is a member of the Music of Renown Ensemble, musical director of the Yorkshire Saxophone Choir, and director of the annual University of Huddersfield Saxophone Day.
Sarah was the wind section winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition and the Park Lane Group. Her career includes performances as a concerto soloist and recitalist with: pianist Paul Turner, the Adelphi Saxophone Quartet, the Northern Saxophone Quartet, the Tribune Octet, Equinox and other UK and international collaborations.
A highly regarded teacher, Sarah is saxophone tutor at the Royal College of Music junior department, Leeds College of Music and the universities of Huddersfield, Sheffield, York, Hull, and Durham. Sarah was the saxophone consultant at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and regularly conducts master classes and clinics throughout the UK and beyond.
Sarah is both a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist.
‘Sarah Markham...was formidably impressive... a sustained feat of exuberance... breathed an extraordinary, haunted magic. The most mesmerising thing I've heard all year!’
Michael White, Independent on Sunday
‘Sarah Markham is a remarkable saxophonist who deserves high praise for her sound, technique, interpretation, and phrasing. Sarah Markham's sound... is the definition of excellence, and her technique... is superb.’
Paul Wagner, Saxophone Journal