Canadian violinist Sadie Fields leads an active performing career as soloist and chamber musician. Since making her concerto debut at age fourteen under conductor Victor Feldbrill, Sadie has performed as soloist with orchestras across North America, the UK, and continental Europe. In recital, Sadie has been broadcast nationally by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and has performed for the Prince of Wales, the late Pope John Paul II, and heads of state in Canada and Germany. Sadie has been invited to perform at festivals in Canada, USA, Mexico, UK, Austria, Israel, and Sweden, and she has collaborated with many distinguished musicians, including Ivry Gitlis.
Sadie recently won the Lorna Viol Memorial Prize for most outstanding overseas musician at the 2010 Royal Overseas League Music Competition, and was also awarded the Edith Phipps Memorial Prize for an outstanding Canadian. Sadie has won prizes at a number of other international competitions, including the 9th Vaclav Huml International Violin Competition (Croatia, 2009), and the 15th Brahms International Music Competition (Austria, 2008), and she was a semi-finalist of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand, 2009).
In the UK, Sadie has won major awards from the Hattori Foundation, the English Speaking Union, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, the Zochonis Charitable Trust, the Pidem Fund, and the Stephen Bell Trust.
Sadie graduated with First Class Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she won a full scholarship to study with Prof. Yair Kless. Sadie was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in London to study with Prof. Gyorgy Pauk, where she is pursuing a Masters degree. In September, Sadie will continue her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, as she has been awarded a place on their prestigious PhD programme. Sadie plays on a C.A. Testore of 1737, kindly on loan from the Royal Academy.