South Australian Clarinets and Saxophones was founded in 2019 and is a collective of professional and community clarinet and saxophone players. We aim to nurture a community of players of all ages and styles, presenting masterclasses, workshops, and performance events.
MEET THE TEAM
Sarah Byron is an award-winning musician with performances in Australia, Croatia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Sarah has performed as soloist in John Williams’ Escapades and given the Australian premiere of Michael Colgrass’ Urban Requiem with the Adelaide Wind Orchestra. In 2017, Sarah gave the European premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s From Anna Magdalena’s Notebook at the 2017 European Saxophone Congress in Porto with the Coalesce Saxophone Quartet. In 2018 Sarah presented at the World Saxophone Congress in Croatia with Sam Rodwell (Guitar) as saxophone and guitar chamber duo, performing the world premiere Hush by Carmel Smickersgill alongside Andy Scott's Nemesis. Other notable performances include the Australian Saxophone Orchestra, Sheffield Cathedral Choir and the Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines (Portsmouth).
In 2018 Sarah completed her Masters of Music Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. Sarah’s postgraduate studies were generously supported by the Muriel Berry and Gyles Thomas Lyth Scholarships.
Sarah is now residing as a freelance musician in Adelaide (Australia) and is interested in performing new music of all styles, continuing her regular performances with chamber and larger ensembles, and developing her teaching method including incorporating the Dalcroze Eurhythmics methodology.
Katie Marshall began studying clarinet at the age of nine, and concluded her high school studies in 2013 as Music Captain of Cardijn College, receiving the school’s Music Service Award in the same year.
She was the recipient of the Kathleen McPhee Music Scholarship at the end of 2013 to commence study at the Elder Conservatorium in 2014, studying under Peter Handsworth and then Mitch Berick, Principal Bass Clarinettist of the ASO. She completed her Honours year in 2017, receiving first class honours and the Selbourne Moutray Russell, Anders and Reimers, and Mrs Arno Pontt (May Gepp) Prizes for orchestral playing.
She has played in numerous ensembles around Adelaide, including the Adelaide Youth Orchestra programs (and recently, the newly formed AdYO Alumni Orchestra), the Elder Conservatorium Wind and Symphony Orchestras, and the Adelaide Wind Orchestra. She also teaches clarinet and saxophone at several schools in Adelaide, including the Open Music Academy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.
Kate Flint completed a Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, majoring in classical saxophone.
She has been an active member of several Adelaide-based ensembles, including the Rhapsodie Saxophone Quartet, Adelaide Wind Orchestra, and most recently co-convenor of the Adelaide Saxophone Orchestra.
Kate has performed as a soloist in Satoshi Yagisawa's Vongole, and gave the Australian premiere of Michael Colgrass' Urban Requiem with the Adelaide Wind Orchestra.
Kate has also completed a PhD in Chemistry and is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, while still being actively involved in music-making through her involvement with SACS and the Adelaide Wind Orchestra.