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"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart." -Shinichi Suzuki

Sarah Geller

Performing to critical acclaim in many prestigious venues, violinist SARAH E GELLER has been hailed as possessing “the simple, poised, confident stage presence of a seasoned performer.” In June 2002, Sarah made her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut as a winner of the Artists’ International Special Presentation Award. Upon invitation from their Alumni Series, she also presented a solo recital in New York’s Merkin Concert Hall in May 2004, premiering Jeffery Story’s Driven for solo violin and dancer. Since her inaugural performance on the Donnell Library series in February 2004, Sarah has been awarded an annual appearance on their series.

Sarah performs regularly beyond her home of New York City. This past season Ms. Geller was invited to perform on both the An die Musik LIVE! series in Baltimore and at Buckingham’s Choice in Frederick, Maryland. She recently founded SEGUE, an ensemble that features various combinations of award-winning artists, musicians and dancers. Committed to innovative programming, SEGUE often features lesser-known works by mainstream composers and premieres of new works. This spring they presented a dazzling debut performance on the Heritage Hills Concert Series in Somers, New York.

Frequently returning to her native Maine, Sarah is presented regularly on the Arts Institute of Western Maine series at the University of Maine at Farmington. She has also performed at Steinway Hall, Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, the Chappaqua Library, the University of Toronto and the University of Maryland. Geller has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras across the Northeast, including the Ocean City Pops Orchestra (NJ), the Baroque Aria Ensemble (NYC), the Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to her extensive performing schedule, Sarah enjoys educating the next generation of string players. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the School, she is also the director of The School for Strings Outreach Violin and Cello Program at PS 116.

A recipient of the Helen Airoff Dowling Award for “outstanding undergraduate violinist,” Sarah completed her studies at the Manhattan School of Music. Her former teachers have included Michael Gilbert, Patinka Kopec, Sylvia Rosenberg, Gregory Fulkerson and Lawrence Golan. Currently she works with Joey Corpus.