Concert 4: Katie Sazanova (Flute) Sally Halsey (piano)

Sunday 15th September 2018, 3pm

Katie Sazanova
Sally Halsey


This varied recital will include works from all over the world, with pieces by Tchaikovsky, Michio Miyagi, Paul Taffanel, as well as other virtuoso composers.

Katie Sazanova is in her final year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, studying towards a Master of Arts degree with Anna Pope, Wissam Boustany and Christopher Green. Her studies are generously supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Richard Stapley Foundation and the Dorothy Grinstead Memorial Fund.

Earlier this year, Katie won the Flutes in Tuscany Young Artist competition held in Tereglio, where she performed a solo recital and gained a sponsored place as part of her award. She also won a place in the final round of the Harold Clarke Woodwind Competition. In recent years, Katie has won the Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Prize, has been Highly Commended in the British Flute Society Competition and performed as a finalist in the Doris Newton Club Prize. She was also a finalist in The Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Competition with The Mondelli Wind Quintet.

Katie has enjoyed various chamber and orchestral opportunities since moving to London, including performances with Queen’s Park Sinfonia, Bury Court Opera, Winchester City Festival Orchestra, RCM Orchestra, Marches Sinfonia and a side-by-side project with The London Sinfonia and Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. Katie also thoroughly enjoys combining theatricality with her playing. She has performed as a flute-playing blackbird in Bury Court Opera’s Mad King Suibhne, and spent 6 months onstage in the production Any Port in a Storm with Giffords Circus. 

Katie is also a passionate teacher with five years experience teaching privately and in schools across Birmingham and London. She loves helping students of all ages and abilities to realise their goals, and works towards them in creative and inspiring ways. 

Sally Halsey is in demand as a chamber musician and accompanist, and is an enthusiastic and respected teacher. Sally is official accompanist on two residential courses – the Aboyne Cello Festival (since 2010) working with Alice Neary, Phil Higham and Rebecca Gilliver, and Flutes in Tuscany (since 2016) with Rowland Sutherland and Wissam Boustany. She has also accompanied for Frances Mason, Richard Studt and Philip Dukes during similar string coaching.

United Church of Egham, Egham High Street


£11 standard price, £6 student and under 21

Accompanied children under 16 free

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