Pacific Music Festival 2024

Hello from Sapporo! I am back at my favourite music festival of the year – the Pacific Music Festival. This year my horn section come from Japan, Colombia, France and Australia and we are having a great time together. This festival is so special because it brings talented young musicians from all over the world to Japan for a month and I love seeing them experiencing Japan and learning about each other´s cultures while preparing and performing exciting repertoire. Anyone near Sapporo? Come to a PMF concert! July 2024

Summer Tour News

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know my summer tour plans in case you are anywhere near – I would love to see you at any of the concerts! After our Berlin Phil end of season concert at the Waldbühne we are off to Shanghai for a week, then I will be in Sapporo for the Pacific Music Festival then Australia for a very special event in Brisbane. Check out my calendar for details and come by and say hi! June 2024

Mozart y Mambo rocked Taiwan!

I just returned from our Mozart y Mambo tour of Taiwan with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra conducted by José Antonio Méndez Padrón and Carlos Calunga – vocals. We absolutely LOVED being in Taiwan, the audiences are incredible and received us with such enthusiasm – both our classical and our Cuban music. Check out my YouTube channel and social media pages to see how it went. The tour was perfectly organised by MNA and we can´t wait to come back! May 2024

Mozart y Mambo in Taiwan

I am so excited to be taking our beloved project Mozart y Mambo to Taiwan! This will be the first time the Havana Lyceum Orchestra has been to Asia and we are all looking forward to it so much. We have concerts in Taichung (1.05) Tainan (4.05) and Taipei (5.05) and some other activities in between. Can´t wait to see all my friends in Taiwan again – let me know if you are coming to concerts!

Sarahbanda and More

Some exciting news – we just finished recording the first Sarahbanda album  and I must say that it was one of the most fun things I have ever done. The Sarahbanda musicians, all from Cuba, are phenomenal and the album is full of Cuban dance rhythms in original arrangements all including the French horn and I cant wait for you all to hear it.

In other news, we will soon be in Baden Baden for our Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival, so if any of you are anywhere near, do come and say hello!

 New Year´s News

Happy New Year everyone! I hope your 2024 has started off as magically as mine. I spent 2 weeks in Africa seeing incredible wildlife and also making music with the Maasai – an unforgettable experience. Then back to Berlin for some Bruckner and from Jan.23rd I will be on tour with my beloved Sarahbanda – the Cuban salsa band with a difference. If you are anywhere near Schloss Elmau, Trento, Coburg or Potsdam, come by and dance with us! January 2024

Christmas in the Philharmonie

It´s that time of the year again! (How did this year go so fast…?) I hope you can join me for some of my favourite concerts of the year: the Berlin Philharmonic Christmas Family Concerts. This year features the mighty BPh brass section and we hope you can join us live – either in person or live on the Digital Concert Hall – here are the details – and it´s free! Happy Holidays! December 2023

On Tour in South Korea and Japan

Excited to be on tour again with the Berlin Philharmonic – this time in Seoul and Japan, the first time we have been back with the orchestra since before the pandemic. We love playing in Asia and are excited to see our friends and fans again. See you there! November 2023

Mozart y Mambo Part 3 – La Bella Cubana released today!

It is album release day! 🎉 Today we are celebrating the worldwide release of the third and final album in the Mozart y Mambo trilogy – La Bella Cubana on Alpha Classics. With this album we complete what has been the project of our lives and we are so excited to bring you Mozart, Mambo, Rumba and much more.
Special thanks go to my Berlin Philharmonic colleagues Jonathan Kelly, Wenzel Fuchs and Stefan Schweigert, who came to Havana to record Mozart´s Sinfonia Concertante. It was an honour to have them there and so much fun to see my two musical worlds meet.  September 9th 2023
We hope that Rondo alla Rumba gets you up and dancing and that you fall in love with the rest of La Bella Cubana too! 💃🏻📯

Mozart y Mambo – Part 3 coming this Friday!

So excited to let you know that our final album in the Mozart y Mambo trilogy – La Bella Cubana – will be released on Alpha Classics on Friday, September 8th. Like the 2 previous albums, there is so much fantastic music on it, this time with three of my Berlin Phil colleagues as the soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante – Jonathan Kelly, Wenzel Fuchs and Stefan Schweigert. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra and I put our hearts and souls into this project and we can’t wait to hear what you think of La Bella Cubana. Sept.6 2023

Sapporo, Montreal and Mozart y Mambo!

I know it is great to take a vacation but this July is anything but… it is packed full of fantastic things: firstly 2 weeks at my beloved Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. Then off to Montreal for this year’s  International Horn Society event, taking my Havana Horns with me. Then it is quickly back to Germany, where the Mozart y Mambo tour with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra will take place from August 1st – I can’t wait to see my Cuban family again!

Cover Girl and June Plans

SUCH an honour to be June’s cover girl for the iconic Gramophone magazine! Flying back to Berlin this week I spotted it on the shelf next to other famous magazines and was very proud and grateful, also for the beautiful inteview inside with Andrew Farach-Colton about plans for the third and final Mozart y Mambo album. Watch this space for more about that… JJune is packed full here in Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic concerts, preparations for the Rheingau Festival, where I am one of the featured artists this year. And of course preparing some chamber music with my BPh colleagues for my beloved Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. Life is crazy busy – but fantastic! June 3, 2023


Vienna, Havana, Los Angeles

After three big weeks with my orchestra in Baden Baden, it’s time to hit the road again for some exciting projects. Playing in the Musikverein in Vienna with the newly formed The Philhamonic Brass ensemble was a total highlight. You’ll be hearing more about this group here soon… and the next weeks will be spent in my beloved Havana and then Los Angeles. Looking forward to seeing all of you who are nearby

Easter in Baden Baden

Back in beautiful Baden Baden for the Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival – this year full of Strauss with the opera “Frau ohne Schatten” and Ein Heldenleben. If you are nearby, please come and visit! April 2023

Mozart y Mambo in Venezuela and Colombia

I am excited to be performing and teaching soon in Caracas for El Sistema and then in Colombia: in Bogotá with the Orquesta Folarmónica de Bogotá and in Medellín with the Iberacademy. So happy to be taking my beloved Mozart y Mambo programme to theses countries for the first time. See you there? February 2o2

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and thanking you for all your support in 2022! This year started in Havana recording `Mozart y Mambo – Cuban Dances´ and it has been such an exciting year. Looking forward to another year of great music and exciting adventures and I’m sending you all lots of love from Berlin. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻🎉💃🏻  December 2022

Mozart y Mambo – Cuban Dances is here!

Today is the day! Get your dancing shoes on – Mozart y Mambo Cuban Dances is available to stream or to order as a CD! This is our follow up album to the first MyM album – more Mozart of course, also some fabulous new arrangements but also some incredible original music. What a creative and emotional journey it has been over the past 2 years and now the Havana Lyceum Orchestra and I am so proud to share it with all of you. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

September 2nd, 2022

Summer 22 News & Mozart y Mambo -Cuban Dances

What a wonderful summer it has been! After our Berlin Philharmonic Waldbühne concert it was straight into the Studio with the brand new brass ensemble Philharmonic Brass to record our very first album. Then is was off to Ingolstadt to present some concerts for the Audi Sommerkonzerte.

As soon as that was over I flew to Japan – finally back in Japan again after 3 years!! It really felt like coming home.

First stop was Tokyo for a fun event with the Alexander Horn Owners Club at Yamaha on the Ginza then 10 days teaching and playing in Sapporo at one of my favourite festivals of all, the Pacific Music Festival. I simply love this festival!

After hugging my PMF horns goodbye, it was off to Los Angeles to be part of the teaching faculty for Gustavo Dudamel‘s “Encuentros” project where 109 young musicians from all over Latin America came together in LA for two weeks of intensive rehearsals and teaching to prepare for a fantastic concert at the Hollywood Bowl. It was an unforgettable experience for us all and I am still missing my Encuentros horns- together we represented Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, Panama, USA and UK and Encuentros has connected us all for life. Los extraño!

Then a few days to recover in Tuscany from literally flying once around the world and now…. We are preparing for the release of the second part of the Mozart y Mambo project: our new album called “Mozart y Mambo – Cuban Dances”. I have so much to tell you about this, so watch this space but meanwhile check out the first single from the album – a movement from the newly composed, first ever Cuban horn concerto called the Sarahchá. This will hopefully get you in the mood for the rest of the album, coming on September 2nd. So excited to share it with you! More soon…. Sarah
August 2022

MBE Day June 8th 2022

A Royal Day to remember! On June 8th at Windsor Castle I received the medal for the award of MBE – Most Honourable Member of the British Empire – from HRH Prince Charles. I am thrilled, grateful and proud in equal measures, this award means the world to me. Thanks to you all for your love and support! Sarah  June 2022

May News

Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping healthy and as safe as you can be in these turbulent times. Hoping and praying that this war will be over soon, as I am sure you all are.  I am back at work with the Berlin Philharmonic after 3 wonderful weeks with mi familia Cubana, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. We finished recording Mozart y Mambo parts 2 & 3 and also made a documentary film all about it. Can’t wait to share it with you all! Back here it’s business as usual – lots of concerts, podcasts, some new videos on my YouTube channel and planning the next crazy horn events….Keep an eye out on my channels for updates and/or subscribe to my newsletter here for more detailed updates.

May 2022

March News

Hi everyone, I hope you are keep healthy and as safe as you can be in these turbulent times. Hoping and praying that this war will be over soon, as I am sure you all are. A quick update from me – I am off back to Cuba to finish recording the third album in our beloved Mozart y Mambo project. It will be full of the most wonderful, crazy and inspiring music and I can’t wait to share it with you. Keep an eye out on my channels for updates and maybe a little preview or two about what the new albums will sound like, or subscribe to my newsletter here for more detailed updates. See you when I get back! March 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

Happy New Year! I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy 2022. I just returned after spending Christmas and New Year in Havana with my beloved Havana Lyceum Orchestra and have some very exciting news for you – we started recording Mozart y Mambo Part 2! I am so excited by this new stage of the project – the pieces, both the new Mozarts and the new Cuban works, are fabulous and this time was made even more special because my colleagues from the Berlin Philharmonic, Jonathan Kelly, Wenzel Fuchs and Stefan Schweigert, joined me to record the Sinfonia Concertante. We will finish recording in March and get the results out as soon as possible. I can’t wait to share the results with you – watch this space!  January 2022

Jingle Bass Rock

It’s Christmas time in the Philharmonie! For  this year’s Berlin Philharmonic Christmas Family Concert we are featuring the lowest instruments in the orchestra who have wished for some tunes from Santa because they always have to accompany the others… But will Santa find his way to the Philharmonie on time? Tune in and find out! Sunday December 5th at 11am Berlin time, see you there!

John Williams in Berlin

The legendary film composer and conductor John Williams spent a week with us at the Berlin Philharmonic in October. With all those fabulous horn tunes to play in his music, the Berlin Phil Horns and I had an especially great time which you can hear all about in this podcast hosted by Maurizio Caschetto for the John Williams Legacy podcasts. It was an unforgettable week!

November 2021

Mozart y Mambo – After the Tour

I have been on many wonderful tours during my career but this one really has been one of the most memorable and certainly the most emotional of my life. Against all the odds we managed to make it work: three weeks in Germany with my beloved Havana Lyceum Orchestra and our Mozart y Mambo programme playing in fantastic venues to standing ovations at every concert. It was the tour of our lives! We made a little souvenir video of our concert day in Berlin, it gives an idea of how much this tour meant to us. Enjoy!

September 21, 2021

Mozart y Mambo – The Tour

I can’t begin to tell you all how happy I am that my beloved Havana Lyceum Orchestra arrived safely in Germany for our tour with Mozart y Mambo. We start at the Rheingau Music Festival on August 7th and finish in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on August 18th. The tour schedule is on my calendar page – come and join us if you can!

August 1, 2021

Member of the British Empire – MBE

I was extremely proud and honoured to be awarded the title of MBE – Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her 2021 Birthday Honours List. The award is for “services to charity and for the promotion of classical music” and I was simply blown away to get the news. As was, of course, my Mum! I am practising my curtsey already for when I go to the Palace to receive the medal…Can´t wait!

June 15th, 2021


I have been loving my new role as podcast-host for the Deutsche Grammophon International Podcast Series where I get to interview DG´s star-studded cast of musicians. In person in the studio is always best but recently because of the pandemic we have had a few fun podcasts via good old Zoom. I would love you to check them out!

Mozart y Mambo – One Year On

A Cuban Reunion! The documentary film I made about my reunion with my Mozart y Mambo musicians in Cuba this January has just aired on Deutsche Welle TV, you can watch it now here on YouTube. We couldn’t finish the filming because of the lockdown in Havana but this film shows all that we did before we had to stay at home. Despite everything, I loved being there and seeing mi familia Cubana again and I hope you enjoy this film! Thanks to all of you for your support of this project – it means so much to me.

Winter in Havana

I visited my beloved Havana Lyceum Orchestra in Cuba in January to see how they have been doing during the pandemic and also we were hoping to be able to play a concert there to present “Mozart y Mambo” to the Cuban public. Sadly the concert had to be cancelled as we were all put back into lockdown, but we had some lovely days making music together and planning our next exciting project together. You can see what we did in this report for Deutsche Welle TV. Can’t wait to tell you about our new project…watch this space! Feb.2021

Happy New Year everyone!I wish you all much health and happiness in 2021. Although 2020 was a terribly difficult year, it also brought me something wonderful. Exactly one year ago in January 2020 before anyone had started talking about Covid, I was in Havana recording and filming my beloved Mozart y Mambo project. So I am feeling a little nostalgic right now as I haven’t been able to celebrate the success of the project with my Cuban friends yet – we haven’t seen each other for a whole year. But I am remembering being there like it was yesterday! A huge thank you to all of you who bought the album and have thus or also donated to the Instruments for Cuba fund – we have raised €23,000 and have received many donations of instruments and I can’t wait to start bringing them over to Havana. Thank you all for your incredible support!

Let’s Celebrate! 10 Years of Berlin Philharmonic Family Christmas Concerts It’s that time of the year again – how does the year fly past so quickly? This year´s Berlin Philharmonic Christmas Family Concert will be a celebration of 10 years of our special concerts. Creating and presenting these concerts are an absolute highlight of my year and I am excited to share some of my favourite moments from the last 10 years with you on December 18th at 3pm Berlin time – live and free on the Digital Concert Hall. Hope you can join me!

Berlin Philharmonic Horns Live! Don’t miss the next Berlin Philharmonic Horns live-streamed concert! On November 22nd at 3pm Berlin time, we will be playing a concert with a programme guaranteed to make you smile. The concert will be streamed live on my new streaming platform Sarah’s Music Space and we are very excited to be performing for you and being able to connect in these strange times. Immediately after the concert we will hold a live Horn Hangout to chat with the audience and see what they thought of the concert. See you on the 22nd!

Mozart y Mambo It’s time! I am so excited to finally be able to share my beloved new project `Mozart y Mambo´ with you all! We recorded the album and filmed a documentary film about the project in January – and I feel so lucky and grateful we did all this before the world shut down. The EPK and two tracks from the album – Mozart´s Concert Rondo KV 371 and the Rondo alla Mambo- have been pre-released and we will introduce you to everything and everyone little by little until the film is broadcast on June 27th and the entire album is released on July 10th. It was truly the project of my life and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be able to share it will all of you. Enjoy!

Horns in the Time of Corona – Hi everyone, I hope you are staying inside and staying healthy in these strange times. I am missing playing in my orchestra and my chamber groups so much. I know a lot of you are missing playing too, so what can we do to help and feel connected? I will be hosting a series of special virus-free Horn Hangouts starting Monday, March 23rd together with the wonderful Stefan Dohr. Hope you can join us, all infos are on the live page.

Mozart y Mambo Happy New Year from Cuba everyone! I have just finished recording what for me was one of the most inspiring, wonderful and crazy projects of my life. “Mozart y Mambo” will be an album of Mozart and Cuban music – two passions of mine. I recorded it in Havana for Alpha Classics with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra conducted by Pepe Mendez and well-known Cuban popular musicians. We of course had a film team with us to document everything and I cannot wait to share all this with you. Proceeds from the album will go towards buying instruments for my Cuban musicians and we will touring Germany this summer to bring you our music live. Watch this space for more details! January 2020

December and the Horn December is a busy month for everyone and an especially crazy (but wonderful one) for me.I love the idea of sitting around the tree with family on the weekends before Christmas but somehow that doesn’t usually happen in December…this year kicks off with a concert for Berlin Phil Brass and organ, followed by a family concert for the Dresdner Philharmonie. My annual Berlin Phil Christmas concerts are always a highlight of my Decembers – join us this year live for “Merry Quizmas” on the Digital Concert Hall on Dec 15th! Alongside all this and also of course the Berlin Phil concerts, I’m locking myself in a practice room preparing for my upcoming CD recording in Cuba – watch this space for more. Wishing you all as peaceful a December as you can possibly have!

Japan! My orchestra loves visiting Japan. We are back for two weeks of concerts with Maestro Zubin Mehta in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kawasaki and Tokyo. All wonderful concert halls and the weather here in Japan is sooooo much better than in Berlin right now. Happy to be back! November 2019

Berlin-LA-Berlin-Japan A quick catchup with all of you – there has been so much going on! I just got back from a great week in LA playing as a guest with the fabulous LA Philharmonic. It was their 100th Birthday Celebration Week – 4 programs in one week with 3 different conductors – Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Zubin Mehta. It was fantastic to be part of this week and play with this special horn section! Now back home and preparing for our Berlin Phil tour to Japan – looking forward to seeing many of my Japanese friends there! November 2019

Summer 2019 – what a summer it was! My travels took me to Japan, Australia, China, Cuba, Tanglewood and New York – I have met, played with, taught and interviewed wonderful people and I am feeling very grateful to be doing what I do. The interviews are for a film I am making for the Deutsche Welle about Beethoven so you will be able to see it next year. The Cuba project will be my next solo album, to be released also some time next year. There is a lot going on so please join me on these journeys and watch this space. Now back in Berlin and looking forward to starting work again in my “day job” at the Berlin Phil so come visit us here!

The 2019 Beijing International Horn Festival
I have never seen so many horn players together at any one time! We were 450 hornists at the 6th Beijing International Horn Festival. There will be some videos to come but for now you can see many photos of this extraordinary festival on their Facebook page

Pacific Music Festival 2019 Hi from Sapporo, Japan! My favourite festival of the year, the Pacific Music Festival, is taking place here right now and we are having a wonderful time. If you don’t know about this festival, you should, its fantastic! I had the honour of playing in the opening concert together with my ex-Berlin Phil colleague Radek Baborák, you can see the video here. Here´s another video of the Berlin Phil Winds performing Dave Brubeck at PMF. Enjoy and Sayonara! July 2019

Bells up Birmingham! I began my new job as International Chair of Brass at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a bang – 66 horn players joined me in flashmobbing the main train station in Birmingham, conducted by the BirmCon principal, Julian Lloyd Webber. We had a fantastic time and so did the commuters – as you can see in this video we made about it. I am looking forward to an exciting collaboration with the dynamic team at the Conservatoire. #bellsupBrum! June 2019

Bells Up South America! I had a wonderful time touring South America as a guest with the London Symphony Orchestra under my former “boss” Sir Simon Rattle. I was blown away for the passion for music and the horn which the horns players in these countries show – you can see it too in these four videos we made, horn players from BogotáLimaBuenos Aires and Chile met with me to play together, I loved meeting so many new friends, hasta muy pronto! #bellsupSouthAmerica! May 2019

In South America…and loving it! Meeting lots of horn players, as you can see in this video we made in Colombia.Looking forward to more horn hangouts in Lima, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile! May 2019

Off to Baden Baden! After a delightful afternoon hanging out with my dear colleague Andrej Zust on the last live Horn Hangout, we are now beginning rehearsals for our Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival in Baden Baden. The whole orchestra will spend 3 weeks playing Otello, symphony concerts and lots of chamber music. Come and join us!

The next live Horn Hangout is coming up with my colleague Andrej Žust of the Berlin Philharmonic! Have you ever joined us for one? If so, you will know how much fun they are and we hope to welcome you back for this one. If you haven’t joined us live before, please do on April 1st, it’s going to be a good one…2pm Berlin/ 8am New York/ 9pm Tokyo

Horn Hangouts USA What fabulous live Horn Hangouts they were! We streamed Jen Montone, Erik Ralske and Joe Alessi to thousands of viewers all over the world and had a fantastic time doing it. Thanks for all who joined in – both in person and online. You can now find the Hangouts on the Horn Hangout page. Enjoy!
February 2019

The first Horn Hangouts of 2019 are coming up soon! Team Horn Hangouts is going to the USA to hang out with three wonderful musicians- Jennifer Montone (principal horn, Philadelphia Orchestra) live from the Curtis Institute of Music. Erik Ralske (principal horn, Met Opera) live from the Juilliard School in New York and Joe Alessi (principal trombone NY Philharmonic) live from the NY Philharmonic Archives. If you have never joined in on a live Horn Hangout before, you really should, it´s a lot of fun, I promise! If you are regular viewers, I can´t wait to see you all live online in February – all details on the Live Page!


Christmas Letter  Berlin, December 2018

Dear Friends,
It´s been a wonderfully busy year again and I wanted to thank you all for the fantastic support you have given me, the Horn Hangouts and Sarah´s Music. We´ve had some great Horn Hangouts this year and also many more fun Sarah´s Music episodes. We even won two big prizes – silver at the New York Festival Best TV and Film Awards and gold at the World Media Festival Award in Hamburg. Sarah’s Music is now officially award-winning…! And if you need any award-winning holiday viewing, please do catch up on the episodes you missed and let me know what you think – I suggest the the four episodes we filmed in Los Angeles this summer beginning at the Hollywood Bowl for starters.

Some sad news is that we will not be filming any new Sarah’s Music episodes next year. Broadcasting budgets continue to be squeezed worldwide, including at Deutsche Welle, the host broadcaster of Sarah’s Music.  My team and I have had an amazing run over the past four years and have made an incredible 96 episodes!  I have loved and have poured my heart into making each and every one of them and feel so fortunate I have had this platform to share my music world.  We’ve built quite a global community together! I promise the next project isn’t far away but until then, my thanks to my fantastic team and to everyone at Deutsche Welle for the past four years.

Coming up in early 2019, we have some Horn Hangouts planned – keep an eye out on the Horn Hangout page for the details. And I am looking forward to being back in Havana, Cuba this February with my beloved Havana Horns. Watch this space for more cool collaborations!

I wish you a wonderful Christmas wherever you are in the world and a music-filled New Year!

Hugs from Berlin,

December 2018 Winter Drummerland! Last weekend I presented our annual Berlin Philharmonic Family Christmas concert. This year we featured the Berlin Philharmonic percussion section in a fantastic programme of body percussion and all sorts of other adventures. If you missed it live on the Digital Concert Hall, the concert will be up soon in the DCH archive – with an English voiceover! Watch this space, we’ll be Walking in a Winter Drummerland!



November 2018  Trip to Asia with the Berlin Philharmonic. We are on tour in Thailand, Taiwan and China for the next 3 weeks, if you can´t be with us in person (do say hello at the stage door after) then join us via our Berlin Phil tour blog here.

September 27, 2018 Join me at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire! I am thrilled to announce that I have just been appointed International Chair of Brass at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. You can read all about it here. I am really looking forward to working with the dynamic team there, including the principal Julian Lloyd-Webber and Head of Brass Amos Miller. Come and join us! #BellsUpBrum!  September 27, 2018

August 2018 New Season @BerlinPhil! Back at work with the Berlin Philharmonic for a new exciting season. We started off with a tour conducted by our new chief conductor designate, Kirill Petrenko. The concerts in Berlin, Salzburg, Lucerne and London were truly electrifying, its going to be a wonderful partnership, I’m sure! August 2018

Happy to be back in LA! We´re filming here for Sarah´s Music and I´m also lucky enough to be playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Keep a look out for some great new episodes featuring the LA Phil, Gustavo Dudamel, Arturo Sandoval, the LA Street Symphony and the Lion of Salsa, Oscar D´Léon! August 2018

Back at the Pacific Music Festival! I’m back at the wonderful Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. This year is a special one as we are celebrating the 100th birthday of PMF’s founder, Leonard Bernstein. I love this festival and the fact that the orchestra is made up of talented young musicians from all over the world. Music truly connects people for life! July 2018

Thank you Sir Simon! This was our last week with Sir Simon Rattle as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. I am terribly sad to see him go but he will stay living in Berlin and will also come back as a guest so we won´t lose him completely. Simon – you have been the best music director an orchestra could wish for. Looking forward to this final week of music making with Mahler 6 and the Waldbühne concert, thank you for these past 16 years! June 21st, 2018

Sarah’s Music won a prize! Thrilled to announce that Sarah´s Music won the bronze medal at the New York Festival Best TV and Film Awards in the category Music. We are really proud of this and will celebrate at our next shoot coming up in Alicante, Spain, next week! April 10th, 2018

Don´t miss the live Parsifal on the Digital Concert Hall! This is going to be very special…Sir Simon, fabulous singers and I just love the way the Berlin Phil play Wagner! Join us live on the DCH on Sunday, April 8th.

Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival! Come to beautiful Baden Baden and join us for our annual Berlin Philharmonic Easter Festival! We´re performing Parsifal, great symphony concerts and lots of chamber music. Oh, and eating lots of cake too… come for a visit? March 19th, 2018

Horn Hangout Marathon! Five live Horn Hangouts in 6 days in 2 cities…this was definitely a first for me! My wonderful Horn Hangouts producer Tim Kelly (Handsome Tim) and I did three Hangouts in Chicago and two in New York and loved every minute of it! We´ll be posting the videos in the Horn Hangout archives as soon as we can, and also a little highlights video of the live masterclass in LA at the Colburn School, so watch this space! I feel positively horn hungover… Feb.10th, 2018

Hello New York! Team Horn Hangouts has arrived in New York for two special live Horn Hangouts, one from the Juilliard School with Julie Landsman, celebrating her legacy of teaching, and one with the phenomenal Chris Martin, principal trumpet of the New York Phil! Join us and join in here! Feb 8th & 9th, 2018

Thanks LA! Thanks to everyone in Los Angeles who made my time there so special! Andrew Bain, principal horn of the LA Phil for inviting me over to play with his orchestra and teach his Colburn horn class, everyone who took part in the wonderful horn concert and live masterclass (83 LA horns onstage at Colburn!) and to the legendary Arturo Sandoval for his live Horn Hangout, which you can now see on the Horn Hangouts page. Next stop: Berlin, Montreal, Chicago, New York, Miami and Havana. PHEW! Jan 21st, 2018

Hi from sunny Los Angeles! I´m so happy to be here – it´s a busy schedule with 2 weeks playing with the wonderful Los Angeles Philharmonic and also teaching at the Colburn School. We are holding two huge horn events – a horn concert on January 16 and a live streamed masterclass on the 17th, and also a Horn Hangout with trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval. Check out the Live page for details and see you either in person here in Downtown LA or online!

Happy New Year everyone! Looking forward to the first Horn Hangouts of the year, live from Los Angeles! January 17th and 20th, check out the Live page here on the website for details!

Horn Hangouts Guest List 2017/18 – Dear Horn Hangout friends, here, exclusively for you, is the guest list for the new season of Horn Hangouts! We have fabulous guests for you lined up, check out the Horn Hangout live page for more info and see you very soon online!

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra The latest Sarah´s Music episode features the wonderful Lucerne Festival Orchestra – an elite orchestra filled with great people, I hope you will have as much fun watching it as I had filming it!

Season 2017/18 at the Berlin Philharmonic! The new season at the Berlin Philharmonic is starting this week! It´s a back-to-school feeling after a wonderful summer, but a school that I really like to go to! We made you a little welcome-back video, have a look…Hope you can join us for lots of concerts either live here in Berlin or live on the Digital Concert Hall!

Pacific Music Festival 2017  I loved being part of the 2017 Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. It´s such an inspiring festival and it´s wonderful to work with so many talented musicians from all over the world. I made a Sarah´s Music episode about PMF two years ago – watch it to see what we do here – kimonos, tea ceremonies…and lots of fantastic music! And here is how we horns cooled down during the hot  Sapporo summer: Frozen!

The Latest Horn Hangout with Andrew Bain Check out the latest Horn Hangout with Andrew Bain of Star Wars fame here. We had such a fun time doing it and enjoyed our special cameo guest appearances…don´t miss this one! June 19th, 2017

The Markus Lanz Show June 8th, 2017
I really enjoyed being on the “Markus Lanz” show – a well known German talk show on ZDF TV. Watch it here in the Mediathek Mediathek And did Markus do the Horn Challenge…? Have a look…

The London Horn Flashmob May 30th,2017
We had so much fun! Thanks to the London Symphony Horns, the horns from the Band of the Coldstream Guards, all the other Household Division horns and everyone else who came down to the Barbican to join in. Was fantastic seeing you all and here is the video!

Musicians4UnitedEurope May 13th, 2017

If you are in Berlin on Sunday, May 14th, do join us, the Musicians4UnitedEurope, for a special fund-raising concert to show our support for the Pulse of Europe initiative. We are all passionately pro-Europe and are showing it the best way we know how – with music. Come and join us, all infos on our Facebook page.

Radovan Vlatković Horn Hangout April 24th, 2017

I loved the live Horn Hangout today with Radovan and Dinka Vlatković, hope you did too! It was fun to stream it on Facebook and see friend joining in from all over the world. If you missed it live, it´s here on the Horn Hangouts page, enjoy!

The Berlin Phil Live Lounge

April 9th, 2017 We were so happy that so many of you joined us and joined in at the annual Berlin Phil Live Lounge from Baden Baden. I really enjoyed hosting it and I´m sure you were agree, my guests were fabulous! If you missed it live, you can watch it here and our next live event will be the Horn Hangout with Radovan Vlatkovíc on April 24th, join us and join in!


 First live Horn Hangout on the new website! 

March 24th, 2017 – We streamed the first live Horn Hangout today on the new website with Tamás Velenczei as our guest and were so happy – firstly that Tamás was such a great guest but also that everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all of you who joined in – it was amazing to hear where you were all watching from – Australia, Afghanistan, China, Israel, South Africa, UK, USA to name a few. As always, the Hangout will up on the Horn Hangouts page as soon as possible so keep a look out for it.

The next live Horn Hangout will be with Radovan Vlatkovic on April 24th. Join us!



Welcome to my new website!

March 3rd, 2017 – welcome to my new website! I hadn’t quite realised just how many Horn Hangouts and Sarah’s Music episodes there were to organise so it’s taken longer than I realised to get the new website up and running – but it’s been great fun to have the chance to revisit the wonderful times I’ve had.
I hope you´ll have fun looking around the site, discovering new things and also rewatching some of your highlights. Do get in touch and let me know what you have found, what you enjoyed and what you would like to see here in the future.

Some of the new posts you may want to check out include the Horn Hangout from Gebr. Alexanders about how to care for your horn, the latest Sarah´s Music Episode about Zohra, the Afghan Women´s Orchestra and don´t miss the Sesame Street Horn Challenge!