I was brought up in an artistic household, my mother acting in
my father’s productions for the BBC, including the 1965 – 1968 “Sherlock
Holmes” series, featuring
(OBE). My father, William Sterling, also wrote the screenplay for and
directed “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”. Filmed in 1972 and boasting a host of stars –
Sir Ralph Richardson,
Sir Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers (CBE) and
Dudley Moore (CBE), this film took the
“box office” by storm and has since accrued “cult” status. It was given
a royal premiere and one of my most treasured possessions is a
photograph of my father shaking the hand of Her Royal Highness – “Queen
Elizabeth II”. Also featured in the photograph are Dame Flora Robson and
The score for “Alice” was written by none other than local legend – the Film Composer – John Barry (OBE).
My musical talent was spotted early and I won a music scholarship to the prestigious St. Paul’s Girls' School. Globally renowned for its musical tradition, previous Musical Directors include Ralph Vaughan Williams (OM) and Gustav Holst. I remember achieving Grade 8 distinction (at 13 years of age) on the piano used to compose “The Planets”. I also studied Clarinet, Saxophone and Violin but went on to adopt Clarinet and Saxophone as my main instruments – securing 143/150 for my Grade 8 Clarinet examination.
Following St. Paul’s, I was given an unconditional offer to study Music at York University. Whilst there, I began to develop a real passion for both performance and teaching. I also met my husband to be, fellow musician – Kieran White.
Since 1985, I have enjoyed a rich and active life and have fulfilled my musical passions.
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