Sandy Clark is a British composer based in Kingston-Upon-Hull. His compositions have been performed across the UK and internationally by ensembles such as the Portumnus Ensemble, Berkeley Ensemble, Piatti Quartet and Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated as a composer with many musicians including flautist Lin Lin, pianist Matthieu Esnult, violist Emily Hoyle, oboist Jurij Likin and trumpeter Simon Desbruslais. As an orchestrator, he has provided material for several singers including Adrien Mastrosimone, Vidal Sancho and Béatrice de Larragoïti, and instrumentalists such as harpist Solenn Grand and string group Chiqas.
"His compositions are meaningful, lyrical and perfectly audience welcomed!"
Lin Lin, flautist
After completing his BMus in Music at the University of Hull in 2014, Sandy moved to London to undertake an MMus in Composition at Trinity Laban, studying under Stephen Montague. From there, he returned to Hull to begin his PhD in Composition under Dr Mark Slater, culminating in a 75-minute opera, The Siren, focussing on audience accessibility.
"The end product was delivered in a professional manner and with the utmost level of precision and perfection."
Charlotte Callis, artist
Sandy is an experienced conductor, and current Musical Director of Hessle Sinfonia. He has worked with a variety of ensembles including choirs, orchestras, opera, musical theatre, wind bands and brass bands. Career highlights so far have included conducting the premiere performances of The Siren (2018), and working with Opera North. The first of these engagements was with the Opera North Children's Chorus in Hull, and the second was conducting the Orchestra of Opera North during a workshop with students from the University of Hull in a number Romantic French works.
"Beautiful and inspired"
Matthieu Esnult, pianist