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SARAH DARLING
viola
     
Sarah Darling, violist and baroque violinist, enjoys a diverse musical career that spans many centuries and styles. Sarah studied at Harvard, Juilliard, Amsterdam, and Freiburg (as a recipient of the Beebe, Paine, and DAAD grants) and is currently in the doctoral program at NEC with Kim Kashkashian. She is the the director of the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble, concertmaster and assistant director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra (winner of last year's Bodky prize), and a member of the Rosetta Trio, the Sanssouci Quartet, Musicians of the Old Post Road, and the unconducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry.
She also performs regularly with the BSO, Boston Baroque, Cambridge Concentus, La Donna Musicale, Les Bostonades, the Callithumpian Consort, Sarasa, Radius, and the Portland and Rhode Island Symphonies. 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 the premiere of more than 100 works, and just released a critically acclaimed solo recording featuring American composer Leland Smith on the Naxos label.
     

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