Sarah Darling
Viola
Described as “a tireless force of musical curiosity, skill, and enthusiasm” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Sarah Darling enjoys a varied musical career that spans many centuries and styles. She holds a variety of leading roles on viola and baroque violin in A Far Cry, Musicians of the Old Post Road, Boston Baroque, Les Bostonades, Gut Reaction, and Antico Moderno, while also performing with Emmanuel Music, the Boston Early Music Festival, Newton Baroque, Sarasa, and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. Sarah studied at Harvard, Juilliard, Amsterdam, Freiburg, and New England Conservatory, working with James Dunham, Karen Tuttle, Wolfram Christ, Nobuko Imai, and Kim Kashkashian. She has recorded old and new music for Linn, Paladino, Azica, MSR, Centaur Records, plus a solo album on Naxos and a Grammy-nominated CD on Crier Records. Sarah is active as a teacher and coach, with a special interest in body mechanics and musical rhetoric, and serves as co-director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Praised for “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung), and “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) she’s been dubbed “as always… the one to up the ante.” (Intelligencer) Sarah regularly shares her thoughts on music at her blog, Listening Deliberately. www.listeningdeliberately.com