Sarah-Jane Summers

One of Europe’s leading fiddle players, Sarah-Jane moves seamlessly between traditional, experimental and popular music. In addition to a highly successful solo career, she has played with, amongst others, Highasakite, Susanna Wallumrød and Frode Haltli, and recently released an album with Quatuor Bozzini.

VIRR, her album of solo free improvisations on viola and fiddle, was Fiona Talkington's Album of the Year 2017 on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3:

"a no holds barred collection of free improvisations ... a howling gale, brilliantly evoked" (The Wire)

"ranging from avant garde classical music over eerie folk to harsh, intense outbursts of free jazz...a unique album" (Merchants of Air)

Her 2018 release SOLO saw Sarah-Jane return to her deeply traditional roots:

"dazzling folk virtuoso" (The Strad)

Also a composer, Sarah-Jane wrote a New Voices Commission, Owerset, for Celtic Connections Festival 2018 which was released in 2019:

"Owerset is a feast of great music" (The Living Tradition)

Scotland - Norway