ABOUT

Sasha Scott (b.2002) is a composer and violinist from London currently studying composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage at the Royal College of Music, as a Noël Coward Composition Scholar. She was the senior winner of ‘BBC Young Composer of the Year’ in 2019, for her electro-acoustic work Humans May Not Apply. This was subsequently premiered by the Aurora Orchestra at BBC Maida Vale Studios and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. An electronics only version of the piece was broadcast on Shiva Feshareki’s show ‘New Forms’ on NTS Radio. She also created a one hour set of electronic music featuring her own music and some from her favourite artists for the London Contemporary Orchestra’s show on NTS Radio. Sasha was recently commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the BBC Concert Orchestra which was conducted by Hugh Brunt and also broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Sasha 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 for the principle string players of the Aurora Orchestra, as part of the ‘Live from Kings Place’ series in November. In 2021, Sasha’s electronic realisation of her orchestral piece ‘Shapeshifter’ was released on Nonclassical’s EP ‘Outside the Lines Vol.4’. Earlier this year, she was featured on Jess Gillam’s award winning podcast ‘This Classical Life’. In November 2021, Sasha was a support act in 'Robert Ames: Change Ringing' at the Purcell Room, where she performed an original electronic set. Sasha is currently a violinist in Chineke! Orchestra, where she has taken part in orchestral tours across the UK, performed in the BBC Proms 2021 and led a string quintet performing in front of HRH Duchess of Cambridge. She has also recently played in the London Contemporary Orchestra at the Barbican and the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.
Sasha was a composition and music technology assistant tutor on the 'Sound and Music Summer School' in 2021, and was recently a judge for the 'Ivors Academy Composers Awards'. Sasha was previously a joint first study composer and violinist at the Purcell School, where she studied with Simon Speare and Alda Dizdari.