Bio

Sarah Darling, violist and baroque violinist, enjoys a diverse musical career that spans many centuries and styles. Sarah received her B.A. at Harvard, spent a year at the Juilliard School and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and completed an Artist Diploma at the Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg as a recipient of the Beebe, Paine, and DAAD grants for study abroad. Currently, she is finishing a doctorate at New England Conservatory with Kim Kashkashian. She is the director of the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, concertmaster and assistant director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra (winner of the Erwin Bodky prize), and a member of the Musicians of the Old Post Road, Les Bostonades, Musical Offering, Gut Reaction, the Rosetta Trio, La Donna Musicale, Cambridge Concentus, the Callithumpian Consort, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, and the self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry, with whom she tours nationally. Sarah has participated in the Carmel, Ravinia, Lucerne, Norfolk, Sarasota, and Yellow Barn festivals, and has collaborated with members of the Juilliard, Takacs, Borromeo, Ying, Orion, and Cleveland quartets. She is the winner of the NEC, Harvard Bach Society, Arlington, Marlboro, and Freiburg concerto competitions. A passionate advocate of new music, she has been involved in numerous premieres and commissions and recently released a critically acclaimed solo recording featuring American composer Leland Smith on the Naxos label. Sarah has been praised for her “excellent solos” (Boston Globe), “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung), “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) and “agility in coaxing a variety of grunts, groans, and creaks from the viola.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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