Sarah Hanniffy

RPS Instrument Purchase Grant 2021 | £1000 towards a viola

Sarah Hanniffy is an Irish violist studying her undergraduate degree in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Sophie Renshaw and Hector Scott. She is from Galway in the West of Ireland and previously was taught by Andreea Banciu and Áine Kelly. Since 2018, Sarah has been a member of the Irish, Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish National Youth Orchestras and has had the opportunity to perform in concerts across Ireland, Wales, Austria, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Northern Ireland.

Sarah Hanniffy has also been a member of the Galway Traditional Orchestra which has a higher focus around traditional Irish music and of the Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra, Galway Youth Orchestra, and Symphonic Waves - which was made for the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture.