The horn is for boys, a schoolteacher once told Sarah Wilis, and so he suggested that she learn the flute or the oboe. That remark served as a challenge to the US-born Brit, who grew up in Tokyo, Boston, Moscow and England and had her first horn lessons at the age of 14. After studying for three years on the Performer's Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she put the finishing touches on her training with Fergus McWilliam in Berlin.
From 1999 to 2001 she was a member of the Staatskapelle Berlin and became the first female brass player to be accepted into the ranks of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2001. Sarah Willis has performed with other leading orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic and has appeared as a soloist in England, Germany, Italy and Asia.
She plays in various chamber ensembles including Divertimento Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble and is also involved in Zunkunft@BPhil, the orchestra’s education program.
Live-stream of the Sarah Willis ANAM Masterclass in Association with Alexander Horns.
Come to this site on Tuesday 12th June at 5:50PM AEST and click on the link below to the live-stream provided courtesy of RivusTV. You will see ANAM’s finest horn players working with Sarah Willis, low horn star from the Berlin Philharmonic.
There will be opportunities to type questions to Sarah during and after the masterclass and watch recorded interviews with her.
Don’t miss out on this world exclusive event of Sarah’s visit to Australia!
Proudly presented in association with GBR. Alexander Mainz