ABOUT

Sasha Scott (b.2002) is a composer, violinist, and electronic artist from London currently studying composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music, as a Noël Coward Composition Scholar. In 2019, she was the senior winner of ‘BBC Young Composer of the Year’ for her electro-acoustic work for strings, percussion, and electronics Humans May Not Apply. This was subsequently premiered by the Aurora Orchestra at BBC Maida Vale Studios and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, alongside an electronics only version of the piece being broadcast on Shiva Feshareki’s show ‘New Forms’ on NTS Radio. Last year, Sasha was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the BBC Concert Orchestra, which was conducted by Hugh Brunt and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has also had orchestral works performed in the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), Cadogan Hall, and Watford Colosseum. In 2020, she was commissioned to write a piece for the principal string players of the Aurora Orchestra, as part of their ‘Live from Kings Place’ series in November.  As an electronic artist, Sasha was recently a support act in Robert Ames’ Change Ringing album launch concert at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. She has also created a one hour set for the London Contemporary Orchestra’s show on NTS Radio, and her electronic version and realisation of her orchestral piece was released by the record label ‘Nonclassical’ on their EP ‘Outside the Lines’. Sasha is also a violinist, and regularly plays in Chineke! Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra, where she has played in the BBC Proms, Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, and Dubai Expo 2020. Sasha was also a guest on Jess Gillam’s award-winning podcast ‘This Classical Life’ on BBC Radio 3, and in 2021 was a judge for the 'Ivors Academy Composers Awards'. This year, Sasha has also been orchestrating for film and television music and was involved in orchestrating and arranging the music by Jed Kurzel for the film ‘The Encounter’ on Amazon prime, featuring Riz Ahmed. She has recently solely orchestrated a new television score composed by ‘Carly Paradis’ (Composer of BBC drama Line of Duty) for a new three part mini-series coming to BBC 1 next year.