Sandra Gayer – Soprano
Sandra’s love of classical music developed when she was thirteen and a natural soulful and spiritual voice was then enhanced, trained and developed into the soprano she is today. This was achieved at The Royal College of Music Junior Department where Sandra was a student for four years, achieving her grade eight singing qualification with distinction within eighteen months. Sandra has also written and performed her own compositions.
Born in Zambia and blind/visually impaired almost from birth, Sandra has learned to work exclusively in Braille, including of course, the use of Braille music.
Sandra has appeared in a wide variety of arenas including; theatrical and classical productions, T.V. and radio broadcasts as well as a leading role in ‘Orpheus the Mythical’, a musical written and produced by Sir Richard Stilgoe. She is an award winning classical singer with a unique sound which appeals to a diverse audience.
2013 proved to be an exciting year for Sandra. She made her international debut performing at the Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena, Italy, on 09 May. Apart from her solo performances she had the opportunity to sing with members of the Pavarotti Foundation, directed by Maestro Paolo Andreoli of La Scala, Milan. Using her voice in every area of her career Sandra is a Broadcast Presenter and her Programme ‘Music Box’ on Insight Radio, won an Award at the New York Festivals Radio Programs and Promos Awards on 17 June. An exceptional achievement as she has been broadcasting for just one year. To complete a wonderful year, on 03 December, Sandra gave an outstanding performance at the House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London.
Sandra had a busy and exciting 2014. Composing a piece of Choral Music to commemorate the First World War for an RNIB competition, she won First Prize, and her piece, Lord of All, was performed by members of the London Youth Choir at the Wigmore Hall, 03 July. Apart from her many singing engagements Sandra also had the opportunity to present the the Live lunchtime shows on Insight Radio, which she found exhilarating and fun.