Art discipline: 
Sarah McCabe is a violist, singer, and performance artist originally from Bowmanville Canada, now living in London, England. As a composer and songwriter, Sarah writes music both for acoustic singing viola, and electrified viola with loop pedal. She performs these songs under the name HENDRA.

Sarah specializes in the performance of new music, premièring many compositions by young composers on both sides of the Atlantic. She finds it incredibly fulfilling to be part of the birth of a new piece. Sarah performs as a vocalist as well as a violist, and loves exploring music where she can sing and play viola simultaneously. She is passionate about chamber music; Sarah co-founded ViolaViola Duo with fellow singing violist Katherine Clarke, and a new duo with pianist Megan Thibeault.
Sarah has recently begun a doctorate at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, on the Barbican-Guildhall Scholarship. She is looking at the DIY performance scene, with a focus on open mics, and how these can be used by major arts institutions to support arts without boundaries.
Academic Qualifications
2019-2023 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Doctorate of Music on the Barbican-Guildhall Studentship
2016-2017 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, MMUS in viola performance
2010-2014 Acadia University, BMus in violin and viola performance
Important projects / Exhibitions: 
2020 Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Performance at Banff Centre with Jenn Grant and Daniel Leadwell
Real Fake Birds-AI and video collaboration with Jasperi Wirtanen and Liam Elliot Upcoming Residency with Alkali Ensemble
East Coast Canada Tour with Megan Thibeault- postponed due to COVID-19 Virtual Residency at 48 Hour Neukölln Online
Recording of 20/20 Vision- EP
2019 Pennybrook Folk Festival in Nova Scotia: performing works by Sarah McCabe
Musique et Vie festival in Geneva; performing Schubert, Bach, Taverner, Sarah McCabe St. James’ Church Porto, Portugal; performing Bach, Wendelin Bitzan, Sarah McCabe
Sub Tei Berlin Festival: performing works by Sarah McCabe, Liam Elliot, Cameron Dodds Performance with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Brighton
Performance at London’s WhiteChapelPassage guerrilla art experiment as ViolaViola Duo
2018 Première of Past Out of Time by Peter Davis as ViolaViola Duo
London Bloomsbury Festival; performing Sarah McCabe, Libby Larsen, Arvo Pärt
The Unsung Heroes of The Planet: A Fungal Opera by Cameron Dodds, as Viola/Worm Space/Box: a sound art installation created with Liam Elliot at APT gallery London Performance of Last Thursday chamber opera by Lewis Coenan-Rowe & Gareth Mattey Performances of my own music as HENDRA at Spice of Life, The Finsbury, The Monarch Recording of Döppleganger Project at Lightship 95 Studios, London.....More at SARAHMCCABEMUSIC.COM
Awards / Prizes : 
2016 Guildhall Scholar from Guildhall Artist Trust

2010-2014 Acadia Excellence Scholarship