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Sarah Victoria Thomas Composer


Sarah Thomas is a British composer and arranger who splits her time between contemporary classical composition and writing music for sync.


Sarah studied music at The University of Surrey and subsequently composition under the mentorship of Joe Duddell.  After moving to South West France in 2013 at the age of 27, she became a student of the late Atarah Ben Tovim who taught her both performance studies in piano and flute as well as advising on her compositions until her death in 2022.


Sarah’s 2022 Paname for Flute Sextet is dedicated to the memory of Ben Tovim.


In 2020 she signed her first publishing deal with Exodus Music & Film for her joint piano album, Modern Piano Miniatures Vol. 1, co-written with Duddell.  The two went on to write a follow-up album, Modern Piano Miniatures Vol. 2, under the same publisher in the Spring of 2022.


Later in 2022, under the guidance of Duddell, Thomas arranged English rock band James’s hit song, Laid, which was later performed in the band’s 2023 Lasted Tour around the United Kingdom and in Athens, Greece, under the baton of Duddell, and also recorded for the band’s ‘Be Opened By The Wonderful’ album of the same year.  As one critic noted, Thomas and Duddell’s version of the hit “takes something familiar and much loved by James fans and [reinvents] it in a way which defies all expectations.  Genius.”

Thomas went on to record her first string trio, Ex Corde Meo, in December 2023 with a group of musicians put together in Paris by violinist Daniel Galitsky, including the principal violist of the Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra.

In January 2024, Sarah co-founded Shabby Chic Musique with saxophonist & clarinetist Chris Caldwell, and flautist Susie Hodder-Williams.  Essentially 'music camp for adults', Shabby Chic Musique is an initiative aimed at enabling adults to escape the daily grind and reconnect with their musical past, surrounded by like-minded people and in the comfort of a château in the South of France.  The first event launches in April 2024.


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Contemporary Composer + Arranger

Tel: +33 6 50 67 55 66

© Sarah Thomas 2024

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