Sasha Scott is a composer, electronic artist, orchestrator and violinist born and based in London, currently studying composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music, as a Kirby Laing 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. Since then, she has been commissioned by the Aurora Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Guitar Festival/Sean Shibe, and Beijing Music Festival Arts Foundation. Her works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, NTS Radio, and have been released on Nonclassical and Modern Recordings. Her works have also been performed in BBC Maida Vale Studios, Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall/ Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Cadogan Hall, and the Saatchi Gallery.
Sasha was 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'. Sasha was a composer on the 'Britten Pears Young Artist programme 2022-23', and has been appointed to the 'LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme 2023-2024'. She has also been the assistant film composition tutor and violinist on the Sound and Music Summer School from years 2021-2023.
In 2021, Sasha was the support act for Robert Ames’ Change Ringing album launch concert at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. She also created a one hour set for the London Contemporary Orchestra’s show on NTS Radio. In 2022, Sasha remixed Ben Corrigan's and Robert Ames' track Chrome Ocean which was released on Modern Recordings, and was later their support act at The Pickle Factory, London. In November 2022, Sasha was a guest on Afrodeutsche's radio show 'The People's party with Afrodeutsche', where she took on 'The Unmixable' challenge on BBC Radio 6. Her debut EP 'Spiral' was released on 24/02/23, and has since performed it as MINIHI’S support act in March 2023, and at TACO! Art Space in June 2023.
As an orchestrator/arranger, Sasha has most recently co-orchestrated Loraine James’ album ‘Building Something Beautiful For Me’ with Ben Corrigan for James’ concert with the London Contemporary Orchestra which was performed in London and Amsterdam. She transcribed and arranged Wendy Carlos’ ‘Timesteps’ for the film ‘Wendy’, created by Frances Scott and Chu-Li Shewring. Sasha solely orchestrated the television score composed by Carly Paradis for 'The Control Room' on BBC 1, and has also worked on arrangements and provided additional orchestration and music preparation for Anna Meredith’s ‘Fibs’, and Jed Kurzels’s film score for ‘The Encounter’ on amazon prime.
As a violinist, Sasha regularly plays in Chineke! Orchestra and the London Contemporary Orchestra, where she has played in venues across Europe, Dubai, the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, and the Burberry SS23 fashion show. She has played on film and television scores such as ‘Chevalier’, and ‘Who Killed Jill Dando?’ On Netflix.