Clarinetist Sarah Beaty lives in London where she is an avid performer, teacher, coach and music education advocate. Sarah performs and teaches in the UK and abroad and is a core member of New York's Decoda - the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall and Resident Ensemble in Creative Performance at the Guildhall School of Music. Sarah performs extensively as a chamber musician with leading chamber orchestras both in the UK and in New York, and teaches and coaches widely including at music conservatoires in London.
Born and raised in the North-East of England Sarah studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Lynsey Marsh and John Bradbury and at The Juilliard School in New York City with Charles Neidich. While in New York Sarah was a 2009 fellow of Carnegie Hall's The Academy - a position which involved teaching in state schools and performing chamber music at Carnegie Hall. The fellowship addresses the role of a 21st century musician and from it's alumni Decoda was born. In New York Sarah appeared at Carnegie Hall as a concerto soloist and recitalist, and in London she has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall where she performed as a winner of the 2009 Royal Overseas League Competition.
Sarah has also won prizes from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Hattori Foundation, Musicians Benevlolent Fund, Craxton Memorial Fund, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Sarah has been a guest musician with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Aurora amongst others. She has performed with ensembles and artists such as the Callino, Brodowski and Elias String Quartets, the Aronowitz and Metropolis Ensembles, Mitsuko Uchida, Anthony Marwood and Natalie Clein and has participated at the Marlboro Music Festival, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Italy's Spoleto Festival and the Lucerne Festival.
Sarah is a passionate teacher and chamber music coach. She is on the faculty at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Tonbridge School, The Hall School and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama alongside Decoda. As resident ensemble Decoda coach chamber musicians in leadership, entrepreneurship, and in giving Interactive Performances in schools and in the community.