Sarah-Jane Bradley


Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1997, Sarah-Jane has established a distinguished international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician.

Sarah-Jane is a pioneer of new works and has premiered and recorded a number of new concertos for solo viola, including those by David Matthews, Paul Patterson and Matthew Taylor. Sarah-Jane has worked as a soloist with the Philharmonia, Halle, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and Northern Sinfonia. Her acclaimed solo recordings include 7 CDs of British viola concertos for Dutton Epoch, and two recital discs for Naxos.

As a former founder member of the Leopold String Trio and subsequently a member of the Sorrel Quartet, she has recorded extensively for Hyperion and Chandos. Sarah-Jane is in high demand as a recitalist with pianist John Lenehan, and as a chamber musician; her work as a chamber musician has taken her around the world to festivals such as Marlboro and Kuhmo.

Sarah-Jane works with a number of chamber ensembles, and is currently Co-Artistic Director of “sound collective”. Sarah-Jane also collaborates with the Aquinas Piano Trio, the Rautio Piano Trio, Ensemble 360, Fidelio Piano Quartet, Retorica, Karolos Ensemble and the London Soloists Ensemble.

Following studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Mozarteum Salzburg, Sarah-Jane won many awards and won first prize at Capellades and St Joan de Vilatorrada, Spain in 1995. A prizewinner at the 1994 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, Sarah-Jane is now on the executive committee of the Competition and was on the jury in 2013. Sarah-Jane teaches viola at the Royal College of Music, The Purcell School and Trinity Laban.