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Sarah Fouhy


Born: 1999


New Zealand composer, Sarah Fouhy, is currently based in the United States studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Composition at The California Institute of the Arts (Calarts). She focuses in both concert and film composition, drawing her inspiration from her own life experiences and the environments around her. Her works include a wide range of instrumentation from orchestra to choir, solos and small chamber groups. Her works have been performed in both New Zealand and the USA. Sarah has recently started branching into graphic notation as well as extending into performance as an oboist and singer.

Sarah initially studied composition at Westlake Girls’ High School under the tutelage of David Hamilton from 2014-2016. In 2016, she was awarded an NZQA Outstanding Scholarship in Music Composition and Rocambolesco - a short fanfare for trumpet solo and orchestra - was awarded first place in the APO Secondary Schools Composition Competition. In 2017, she was commissioned by Auckland Choral to compose Stars I shall find, which was premiered in their Passchedale 100 concert in May. Since then, she has been focusing on her studies in America under Karen Tanaka. Sarah has many future projects coming up, such as being commissioned to write for world-renowned classical guitarist Mak Grgić in 2018 and many collaborations with fellow students at Calarts.

Sarah is available on an ongoing basis for commissions.

Composed (2)


for piccolo trumpet and orchestra, 1m 30s

Stars I shall find

for SATB choir and piano, 4m 30s