Croeso / Welcome
I am Sarah Zyborska. Living and working bilingually on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) in the very North of beautiful Cymru (Wales).
Thank you for visiting my page! Here I will introduce you to my work as a musician as well as my creative projects.
I would love to talk to you about any aspect of my work and I'm always open to new ideas, collaboration or simply connecting with fellow creatives over a panad (cup of tea) or gwin (wine)
Sarah Zyborska is a bilingual solo artist performing as SERA and a collaborator (Eve & Sera, Tapestri).
Sarah is also co-founder of CEG Music, which is a label, events and mentoring non-profit music company.
Sarah is a music facilitator, working with William Mathias Music Centre, Community Music Wales, Arts Council of Wales' Creative learning through the arts, festivals, schools and other special projects.
She is also a writer (has an MA in screenwriting) and co-owns SdoRi production company.
"all my projects and interests cross over and enrich every part of my career. If 2020/21 taught me anything it's to embrace all these parts, cherish your collaborations and value your work. You never know when it might all stop....."
A pianist, guitar player and a singer-songwriter, SERA (Sarah Zyborska's solo stage name) makes music in English and Welsh and has 6 albums in her catalogue. Her music spans Americana, folk and pop.
Having grown up in Caernarfon, North Wales, a place steeped in history, culture, between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Irish sea, you could understand her love of folklore and how landscape is a big source of inspiration behind her music. Her latest album, When I Wake Up, is a collection of songs inspired by anxiety, love, nostalgia, ancestry, witches, ships and lost worlds.
Performances include: Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Other Voices, How the Light Gets in, Festival Number 6, Wakestock, Fresh on the Net Live, BBC Radio 2, BBC Maide Vale, BBC 6 Music, North American Festival of Wales.
Awards: BBC Horizons/Gorwelions
PRSF Lyndsey du Paul Prize.
One of the highlights of the last couple of years for me has been the formation of Tapestri. A meeting of minds and a shared love of Americana.
Tapestri is a band sparked by a chance meeting with fellow Welsh singer-songwriter Lowri Evans at Festival Interceltique de Lorient in the summer of 2019 where they were both performing as solo artists at the Welsh Pavilion.
Fuelled by their passion for folk and Americana music and the desire to form a bilingual female-fronted band,
After releasing a number of bilingual singles and performances at Focus Wales, Between the Trees, Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau, Noson Lawen, Gwyl Fwyd Caernarfon, and represented Wales in the first ever Global Music Match, this summer they were crowd favourites on the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival and Greenman, released a limited edition hand made CD and played two sold out hometown shows.
We look forward to a number of shows and festivals over the autumn and their debut album will be released in March 2023.
Having been selected for BBC Horizons in 2019 along with my label pal Eve Goodman, we decided to work together on our Welsh language folk project inspired by 'Spellsongs' - revisiting Welsh words found in nature.