Sarah Sexton studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Erich Gruenberg, Lydia Mordkovich and Simon Standage, graduating with a Dip RAM in 2002. 

Sarah became the first Irish person to lead the European Union Youth Orchestra in 2001, when she led the orchestra under Sir Colin Davis and Paavo Jarvi in European tours.  Professionally, Sarah has been invited to perform as guest leader of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Classical Opera Company, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and currently is the leader of the Orchestra of the Sixteen. 

Sarah was a member of the Callino Quartet for 18 years until 2017 and enjoyed performing with them throughout the U.K., Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Canada and the Netherlands.