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, supported by a 'RCM Bame' full scholarship. 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. In March 2020, Sasha’s orchestral piece, Shapeshifter, was premiered by the Purcell School Symphony orchestra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Sasha also created an electronic version of 'Shapeshifter' which will be released by 'Nonclassical' on their EP 'Outside the Lines Vol.4'. As a BBC Inspire winner, Sasha was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the BBC Concert Orchestra and received mentoring from Errollyn Wallen.
This year, Sasha was commissioned to write for the principle players of the Aurora Orchestra, as part of the ‘Live from Kings Place’ series in November. Sasha was previously a joint first study composer and violinist at the Purcell School, where she studied with Simon Speare and Alda Dizdari. Sasha is currently a violinist in Chineke! Orchestra, where she has taken part in orchestral tours across the UK and led a string quintet performing in front of HRH Duchess of Cambridge. She was a composer in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain from 2018-2019 where she received tutoring from Larry Goves. Sasha has also had compositions performed in Cadogan Hall, the Saatchi Gallery, and Marlborough House.