Sarah Albu is a versatile vocalist specializing in the collaborative creation, development and performance of contemporary work at the intersection of music and theatre. Her selfproduced solo album, trickpony, was released independently in May 2013 and features the work of eight emerging and established Canadian composers. The project included a yearlong period of research exploring the creation and development of new unaccompanied vocal works. Highlights of the 20132014 season included the inaugural performances of her six voice ensemble ina, a theatricallystaged recital of solo and duo works with the soprano Annie Jacques and the title role in Sir Peter Maxwell Davies comic monoopera Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot with Ensemble Paramirabo.
In 2012, she was invited to the Banff Centre for the Arts as one of three singers to participate in a special centennial performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire under the direction of Marianne Pousseur and Henk Guittart. Sarah studied voice, theatre and performance art at Concordia University and the University of Manitoba’s Contemporary Opera Lab and has participated in private training and workshops with artists such as Meredith Monk, Marianne Pousseur and Georgian polyphonic singing specialist Carl Linich. She continues to refine her skills under the mentorship of Halifax soprano Janice Jackson.