Musical Career

 

Sarah Maïer began her musical studies at the  conservatoire of Tours (France) as a student of her father Professor Marc Maïer. Here, she obtained the Piano Prize in 2002 at the age of seextenn followed in 2003 at the age of sixteen by the Chamber Music Prize (distinction), awarded unanimously.

 

After taking her Baccalaureat (equivalent to A+ grades at A Level), Sarah decided to devote herself to a full-time musical career and was admitted to the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève in Dominique Weber’s class with whom she studied for 5 years.

 

After graduating as Bachelor of Art, she carried on her postgraduate studies there, obtaining Master of Arts in Music (distinction).In 2010, she was accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London, where she is shortly to graduate on the Postgraduate Diploma course in Advanced Instrumental Studies, under Professor Martin Roscoe. In 2011, she received an award from the Guildhall School of Music.

 

An early lover of Chamber Music, Sarah has studied sonatas, trios, 4 hands, 2pianos, with respectively Jean- Marc Cochereau, Gui-Michel Caillat, James Alexander, François Guye.

 

Sarah has always been eager to widen her repertoire and took the opportunity to attend Nicole Hosttetler’s classes with whom she studied the clavicord. She also took Andrea Staier’s pianoforte Master classes in Lausanne (broadcast on Swiss Radio) and has performed in different contemporary projets.

 

In 2010, she enrolled in the vocal accompanying class at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama under Pamela Lidiard.

 

Sarah has participated in different festivals and masterclasses. In 2008, she obtained a scholarship to attend the international Alexander technique masterclasses of Nelly Ben-or with whom she has also occasionally studied with later in London.

 

In 2009, she was chosen to take part in the Tel Hai International Fetival (Israel) where she studied under Alon Goldstein, Emmanuel Krasovsky and Philip Kawin.

 

Sarah has also enjoyed the advice, through different courses, of Piano masters such as Romano Palotini, Ronan O’Hora, Yonti Solomon, Valentin Gheorgiu, David Dolan and Charles Owen.

 

Sarah has played Piano on various stages as solo or chamber music performer in London, Geneva, Paris, Tours, Marseilles and Nantes.