Sarah Darling


Sarah Darling, violist and baroque 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 holds a variety of leading roles with A Far Cry, Boston Baroque, Musicians of the Old Post Road, the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Les Bostonades, Gut Reaction, Musical Offering, and the Arcturus Ensemble. She also works with the Carmel Bach Festival, the BEMF orchestra, Tafelmusik, Emmanuel Music, and the Bach Ensemble, 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. Active as a teacher and coach, she has a special interest in body mechanics and musical rhetoric. Sarah has been praised for her “absolute concentration and astonishing precision” (Badischer Zeitung), “sympathy and spirit” (Hub Review) “excellent solos” (Boston Globe), and “agility in coaxing a variety of grunts, groans, and creaks from the viola.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer.)