Sarah Butler

Principal Trumpet - Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Trumpet Lecturer - Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Sarah plays a Bach 180S37 Bb Trumpet
Bach 180 C Trumpet with a 239 bell and 25H leadpipe.


New Zealand born Sarah gained a B.Mus at Auckland University, NZ before travelling to study on the UK, where she gained a Masters with distinction in performance at Trinity College of Music, London. Tutors were Mark David, Ian Balmain, Robert Farley and Iaan Wilson.


Whilst in London Sarah freelanced with the Royal Opera House Orchestra, English National Ballet, London Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Queens Hall Orchestra .


Sarah was appointed Associate Principal trumpet with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand in 2004 and acted as Principal trumpet in 2008 and 2009, then being appointed as Associate Principal trumpet of the Auckland Philharmonia in mid 2009. Sarah is currently Principal Trumpet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has also worked with and played as guest principal trumpet with the New Zealand Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Sarah has performed as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and will be undertaking more solo projects with the orchestra this and next season.


Whilst in New Zealand Sarah taught trumpet at Auckland and Canterbury Universities, and currently is enjoying tutoring trumpet at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, giving individual tuition and assisting with the coaching of the newly formed Conservatoire Trumpet Ensemble.


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