“'Sarah Gibson's piece employs beautiful textures... it's a work that makes you want to hear a second performance.”

– earrelevant, melinda bargreen

Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist whose works draw on her breadth of experience as a collaborative performer. Her compositions reflect her deep interest in the creative process across various artistic mediums—especially from the female perspective. She has received commissions from the League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Summer Music Festival & School, Grossman Ensemble, and Seattle Symphony, among others.

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Sarah Gibson - 2022 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient
May 26, 2022

Sarah Gibson - 2022 Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commission Recipient

This commission for a new orchestra piece will be premiered by Sarasota Orchestra March 31, April 1-2, 2023.

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Upcoming Performances

May 21, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

HOCKET performs Photoplay Music

UCLA Nimoy Theater

HOCKET revives the silent film era with their new project Photoplay Music: New works for the Silent Film Era, a cinematic concert experience. Featuring icons of French Surrealist Silent Film, Photoplay Music features newly commissioned works for three classic films by some of today's most innovative composers Ian Dicke, José Martínez, and Gemma Peacocke.

Harkening back to the early days of Hollywood when a pianist accompanied every silent film screening, HOCKET will use two pianos and a myriad of other instruments including toy pianos, melodicas, electronics and more to highlight these new film scores. Known for their exuberant performance style, HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff breathe new life into classic works of cinema, creating a concert experience that will delight both film and music aficionados.