Masterclass: Montepulciano - Palazzo Ricci, July 28-August 04
Competition 4ème rencontre internationale, Ile de France, June 06-08
Spisak Competition, September 14-23
In July, Sarah O'Brien was interviewed by the SRF. You can listen to the full interview here (for legal reasons unfortunately only if you're located in Switzerland).
In the coming year Sarah O'Brien is again performing at interesting places and with renowned chamber music partners such as Christian Altenburger, Patrick Demenga and Felix Rengli among others. In Horgen at Badhaus Classix the setting is deliberately kept small, so that the most intimate form of making music - chamber music - can fully come into their own. The Festival of Music Meiringen takes place in summer 2016. The harp music of Sarah O'Brien should not be missing, since the motto in 2016 will be "sensual".
During the summer of 2015 International Masterclasses were held in the heart of the historic hill town of Montepulciano in the southern part of Tuscany. Sarah O'Brien gave a masterclass at the Palazzo Ricci, where ten young, highly talented and motivated harpists took part.
Last semester visiting professor Emmanuel Ceysson came to the Zurich University of the Arts. It has been two wonderful days full of music and harp playing at the highest level it has been. Merci Emmanuel for this great experience!
Sarah O'Brien has recorded a new CD together with Cecilia Munoz (flute) and the kammerorchester basel, with Concertos for Flute & Harp by W.A. Mozart and C.P.E. Bach/H.W. Henze, which will be released in October 2014. More information to follow.
Sarah O'Brien says: "The Harpdays Basel in November 2013 were a great success! Our guestprofessors Jana Bouskova and Xavier de Maistre gave incredibly inspiring masterclasses and with all the concerts and a harps exposition with over 25 harps ( Musik Hug: Thank you!!) gave us two wonderful days.
I would like to thank everybody who participated and am looking forward to the next time!"
"In March 2014 we had the pleasure to invite Isabelle Moretti as guest professor for two days at the Zurich Universitiy of the Arts. Two incredible days full of ideas and intense teaching.
Thank you very much
Since ten years is Sarah O' Brien a successful professor at the Music Academy Basel - in celebration of this occasion, there will be some concerts with former students, masterclasses by Jana Bousková and Xavier de Maistre and a harp exhibition at the Academy, organised by Musik Hug.
More information and registration details you can find here: Musik Hug (in german)