A highlight of her activity in the Paris and Versailles region was a “Concert Exceptionnel” in 2004 with Ensemble Polymnia, featuring the sensational World Première of the CPE Bach “Flute Concerto in D major, Wq 13”. Continuing with tireless activity in her home country, Bisley-Schneider then went on to found the Aorangi Symphony Orchestra as a charitable trust in Auckland, New Zealand (August 2014). She is also its Musical and Artistic Director, as well as being the Producer of this organisation.
Teachers of conducting, have been Maestri Alexander Polianichko (Mariinsky Theatre), Dominique Rouits (Ecole Normale de Paris), Otto Werner Mueller (Curtis Institute), Ernst Smole with Werner Thärichen (Berlin Philharmonic) and Sergiu Celibidache (Mainz 1989, as an observer). She received special critical mention for her part in "Noye's Fludde" in Vienna, (Wiener Zeitung, May 2005).
From reviews in New Zealand: "Here was a concert full of moments of sheer pleasure, of intense emotion, of continuing delights", and: ".....conductor Sarah Bisley's string ensemble, performers full of passion and energy and driven by a collective wisdom and an individual understanding of the works they were offering…" (Waikato Times, 2013 and 2014).