Virtuoso Profile

Sarah Butler

Sarah is Principal Trumpet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

About Me

NZ-born Sarah gained a B.Mus at Auckland University before travelling to study in the UK where she gained a Masters with distinction in performance at Trinity College of Music, London. Her tutors were Mark David, Ian Balmain, Robert Farley and Iaan Wilson.

While in London Sarah freelanced with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, English National Ballet, London Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony,  Scottish Opera,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Queens Hall Orchestra .

Sarah was  appointed Associate Principal trumpet with the Christchurch Symphony in 2004 and acted as Principal trumpet in 2008 and 2009, and then was appointed as Associate Principal trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia in mid 2009.

Sarah is currently Principal Trumpet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has also worked with the New Zealand Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Whilst in New Zealand Sarah taught trumpet at Auckland and Canterbury universities, and undertook coaching at the New Zealand School of Music and adjudicated at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Chamber Music Competition.

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