Sarah McCabe

Medium: Musician
Website: http://www.sarahmccabemusic.com


Sarah McCabe is a violist originally from Bowmanville Canada, now living in London, England.

Sarah specializes in the performance of new music, premièring many compositions by young composers and finds it incredibly fulfilling to be part of the birth of a new piece, finding her own voice in the music. Sarah performs as a vocalist as well as a violist, and loves exploring music where she can sing and play viola simultaneously.

In 2018, Sarah co-founded the ViolaViola Duo with fellow singing violist Katherine Clarke. ViolaViola Duo is commissioning new works for two singing violists- the first piece premiered was “Past out of Time” by Peter Davis, with text by Leo Doulton.

University Education


  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • Masters of Music

  • Viola with Matthew Jones

  • Chamber music with Gary Pomeroy of the Heath Quartet


  • Acadia University
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Violin with Robert Uchida and Jennifer Jones

  • Viola with Laura Veeze and Jillian Smith

Projects and Exhibitions

Upcoming and Recent Performances and Recordings

2018 Première of Past Out of Time by Peter Davis, performed with Katherine Clarke
2018 The Perfect Opera by Peter Davis, as Violinist/Violist/Angry Drunk
2018 The Unsung Heroes of The Planet: A Fungal Opera by Cameron Dodds, as Viola/Worm
2018 Space Box: a sound art collaboration with Liam Elliot

2018 Last Thursday by Lewis Coenan-Rowe & Gareth Mattey as Viola/Handbell
2018 Recording Döppleganger Project at Lightship 95 Studios
2018 Brahms Bb Major Sextet with Seta Sextet

2018 Vasilis Alevizos: The Art of Beauty, a Drag Queen Aria
2018 Liam Elliot: Winter Music
2018 Recording of In Such a Night as This for two violas by Libby Larsen

2018 Première and Recording of 5 Folksongs from an Alternate Reality by Cameron Dodds 2017 Recording of Spine by Liam Elliot
2017 Recording of ( ) by Liam Elliot
2017 Recording and Première of barefaced on the bier by Johanna S. Groot Bluemink
2017 Recording and Première of After Images by Alex Tay
2017 Recording and Première of Se Vous N’estes by Thomas Fournil
2017 Première of For Cassini by Rufus Isabelle Elliot at ‘Farewell Saturn: Cassini’s Funeral’ 2017 Performances with Ember Quartet at Torroella di Montegri Fringe Festival in Spain
2017 Performance tour of Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht with Seta Sextet

2017 Première of Thomas Fournil’s sound art for viola, flute, & prepared hurdeygurdey

Awards and Prizes

2016 Guildhall Scholar from Guildhall Artist Trust

2010-2014 Acadia Excellence Scholarship