photo: David Werbeloff

photo: David Werbeloff

Sarah Darling, violist and violinist, enjoys a varied 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 finishing a doctorate at New England Conservatory with Kim Kashkashian. She directs the Arcturus Ensemble and holds a variety of leading roles with the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Musicians of the Old Post Road, Boston Baroque, Les Bostonades, and Musical Offering. She also performs with the Carmel Bach Festival, the BEMF orchestra, the Bach Ensemble, Tafelmusik, and has recorded for Naxos, Linn, Paladino, Azica, MSR, and Centaur Records. Sarah has performed in the 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 active as a teacher and coach, with a special interest in body mechanics and musical rhetoric. She 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.)