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Sarah Ann Boughton is a musician and composer who pioneered as the first violinist to study jazz performance at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. During her time there she additionally developed an interest in a variety of folk fiddle styles, and formed the folk fusion group N.O.M.A.D who performed extensively at gigs, community projects and festivals such as Glastonbury. After discovering a passion for playing flamenco, Sarah also went on to tour with the professional dancer Ana Garcia, and flamenco/gypsy-jazz fusion band The TG Collective.


Sarah continued her education at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where she studied for a performance masters' in ethnomusicology, specialising in Cuban and Brazilian folk music. Following this she was offered a place at the prestigious National Film and Television School, where she was provided with the opportunity to compose soundtracks for a variety of different media and genres. Sarah also composed and arranged commercial soundtracks for the company Rush Music Ltd., whose clients include Peroni, Cancer Research UK, Care Africa and Vax/Hoover.

Currently based in London, Sarah has a keen interest in audio-visual and cross-arts collaborations, and is always prepared to lend her diverse composition and arrangement skills to new projects. Past collaborations include organising the string section for a Bob Marley tribute concert at the Hackney Empire, transcribing and arranging orchestral parts for pop covers recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and composing for Blue Lapis Light, a renowned contemporary aerial dance company based in Austin, Texas.

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Recently Sarah has worked closely with Nutshell Productions, who specialise in conservation and natural history filmmaking, and has scored the music for a feature film, Kal & Cambridge, directed by Ja'far Abd al-Hamid. As well as composing, Sarah also gigs regularly with The Velveteen Orkestra and her own song-writing project Jipsy, and lectures in both composition and performance studies at West Herts College in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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