2017 Musicians & FellowsSarah Henderson

Sarah Henderson is a Melbourne-based trumpet player, originally hailing from New Zealand. Sarah is currently in her third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), studying with David Elton and Tristram Williams. 

Sarah gained her Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Performance from the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington. She gained these qualifications under the tutelage of Cheryl Hollinger, Mark Carter, and Jon Dante. Sarah enjoys playing orchestral and chamber music with a particular interest in brass ensemble. In her postgraduate year, she was awarded the Directors Scholarship for Classical Performance.

Sarah has played with a number of orchestras in New Zealand, including Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, and the Dunedin Symphony. Prior to her move to Melbourne, Sarah was a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band. As part of this organisation, she had the honour of being chosen to play the Last Post at the 2014 ANZAC Commemorations in Gallipoli, and at the National War Memorial in Wellington for the ANZAC Centenary in 2015.

During her time in Melbourne, Sarah has played with a number of orchestral ensembles, including Orchestra Victoria, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. Highlights during her time at ANAM include an SSO Brass Ensemble collaboration, performing Brahms Symphony no. 2 with Simone Young, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, and a masterclass with renowned brass pedagogue Edward Carroll.

In her spare time Sarah loves to spend time outdoors and has made the most of some of the stunning National Parks in Victoria. 

Student Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Jannie Brown, Merilyn and David Howorth, Joan and Barry Miskin, Richard O’Dwyer, Anna Steiner, Frances and Daniel Wallace

Image by Pia Johnson

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