Sarah Houston

Sarah Houston is a classical composer and pianist based in Calgary. After spending a decade playing keyboards and co-writing in local indie alternative and post-rock bands, Sarah realized that her true passion lies in creating and composing music for solo piano. Her first solo album, Home in a Far Away Land was written over a period of 10 years, and was self-released in 2016. Following the release of 'Home in a Far Away Land' and being newly introduced to composers such as Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter (two of her largest musical influences), Sarah’s love of writing in the modern classical/experimental genre quickly picked up steam. When she began working on her sophomore album, Sarah decided that she wanted to take listeners on a more expansive journey, trying her hand at writing for multiple instruments. The product of this experiment, In Time, was released in 2020. Sarah most recently won Classical Recording of the Year for In Time at the 2021 YYC Music awards. Sarah also enjoys dabbling in film music and has co-written scores for several independent films over the past decade.

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