Sarah Oates is one of the foremost chamber musicians and orchestral leaders in Britain. As the associate concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra, she performs regularly in the great concert halls of Europe and around the world, with the pre-eminent conductors of our time. She is a sought-after guest concertmaster with other world class orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Sarah is an experienced chamber musician and performs regularly around the world. In May 2015 she performed the opening concert of the new Philharmonia Chamber Music Series in the Royal Festival Hall, London, where she now performs every year. As a member of the Devich Piano Trio, she recorded four CD's with Challenge Records to international critical acclaim.
Sarah's education began in her native South Africa, with Louis van der Watt. She went on to study with Yossi Zivoni in London, Pinchas Zucherman in New York, and Alexander Kerr in Amsterdam. As a soloist, Sarah has enjoyed appearances with Holland Symfonia, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.