It is not often that we find a contemporary classical composer whom we can feature as an Artist of the Month but in March we are very pleased to feature Sarah Class playing in all Caffe Nero’s in the morning for 15 minutes. Sarah has become one of Britain’s most sought-after composers, described as having the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to creating music. She is an accomplished musician, scoring for film, television and the concert arena, producer, songwriter and singer.
A classically trained pianist from an early age, Sarah developed a huge love of jazz and improvisation. Brought up on a nature reserve in a large unspoilt part of the Isle of Wight, she spent her childhood surrounded by rare orchids, bluebell woods and carpets of wood anemones – something that would come to inspire not just her music, but inform her very way of thinking and living.
Sarah started to quickly make her mark in the world of television and subsequently the film industry. When asked to compose the score for an independent feature film titled ‘The Weekend’, Sarah caught the attention of legendary producer Sir George Martin who subsequently took her under his wing to help and guide her career.
Sarah boasts 3 Emmy Award nominations, a Classical Brit Award nomination for the acclaimed girls choir Cantamus, a number one album collaboration with Hayley Westenra, a Best Score Award for Sir David Attenborough’s BBC TV series ‘BBC Africa’, plus numerous other hugely successful and highly acclaimed scores for movies and TV.
Sarah is Ambassador for the charity World Land Trust and continues to raise awareness of their work through her music. World Land Trust has funded the protection of over 2 million acres of rainforest and other habits over the past 30 years.
Sarah again worked with Sir David Attenborough, a patron of World Land Trust, on her music video ‘I Will Fight’ showing the plight of the Orang-utans and the devastation of their forests in Borneo. Following the hugely successful World Land Trust campaign in 2020 to save the last 2% of the Chocó Forest in Ecuador featuring the emotive impact of Sarah’s soundtrack from ‘Natural High’ that helped raise over £1million for the charity, World Land Trust asked Sarah to write the title track of her new album ‘Resonate’ for a special campaign to protect Guatemala’s Laguna Grande.
Read more about Sarah at www.sarahclass.com
Listen on Spotify
The new album ‘Resonate’ was released 4th February 2022.
Caffè Nero is proud to welcome Sarah as Artist of the Month for March, her music can be heard every day in all Caffè Nero stores at approximately 1o.00am for 15 minutes every day throughout the month.