Ingrid Sawers is in demand as one of the UK's leading accompanists and chamber musicians, equally at home in vocal repertoire and performing at the Oxford Lieder Festival, or in instrumental repertoire performing in Strasbourg at the World Saxophone Congress. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh where she studied with Peter Evans, subsequent teachers and mentors include Imogen Cooper at IMS Prussia Cove, Paul Hamburger, Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles. She has performed throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and in Canada, has toured widely with Classic FM presenter John Suchet in his talk "Beethoven - The Last Master", and performed for HRH Prince Charles at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
She has a long-standing commitment to new music and has given premieres of works by many composers including Judith Bingham, Thomas Ades, Graham Fitkin, Martin Butler, Richard Causton, Eddie McGuire. Additionally she has a thriving practice as a teacher and coach, including coaching in the vocal department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, has given numerous masterclasses and workshops, and travels worldwide as an examiner for classical grades, jazz grades and diplomas for ABRSM.
"Excellent and supportive pianist"
The Times of Malta
"sailed effortlessly.....considerable strength and grace"
"beautifully realised throughout.....a stunning account"
" like Schumann on acid!"
Scotland on Sunday