Sasha Scott is a composer, electronic artist, orchestrator and violinist 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. In 2020, 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. In the same year she was also commissioned to write a piece for the principle string players of the Aurora Orchestra, as part of their ‘Live from Kings Place’ series. Sasha has also had orchestral works performed in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. 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 is currently a composer on the 'Britten Pears Young Artist programme 2022-23', and has also been appointed to the 'LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme 2023-2024'.
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 she will be performing it live as the support act for Minihi at the Waiting Room, London on 09/03/23.
Sasha has orchestrated and worked on arrangements for artists such as Loraine James, Afrodeutsche, Clark, and Anna Meredith. She was involved in orchestrating the music by Jed Kurzel for the film ‘The Encounter’ on Amazon prime, and solely orchestrated the television score composed by ‘Carly Paradis’ (Composer of BBC drama Line of Duty) for 'The Control Room' on BBC 1.
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.