Sarah Ann Boughton is a musician and composer who pioneered as the first jazz violinist to attend The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. During her time there she 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 and festivals including Glastonbury. After developing an interest in flamenco, Sarah went on to tour with the professional dancer Ana Garcia, and flamenco/gypsy-jazz fusion band The TG Collective.
Currently based in London, Sarah was recently awarded a masters with distinction in performance-based ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Sarah has also composed and arranged advert soundtracks for the company Rush Music Ltd., whose clients include Peroni, Cancer Research UK, Care Africa and Vax/Hoover, and gigs regularly with The Velveteen Orkestra and her own song-writing project Jipsy. Due to her diverse experience and ability to source a wide range of talented musicians, Sarah has aided in a variety of interesting projects. This includes organising the string section for a Bob Marley tribute concert at the Hackney Empire in London, and arranging orchestral additional parts for pop covers recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
With a keen interest in audio-visual and cross-arts collaborations, Sarah is always prepared to lend her diverse composition and arrangement skills to new projects. This includes composing for Blue Lapis Light, a renowned contemporary aerial dance company based in Austin, Texas. Sarah is also currently attending the prestigious National Film and Television School, where she is studying composition for screen. As such she has experience in composing for fiction, documentary, science & natural history, games and television entertainment.