Sarah Franklin has performed with Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, and Skylar Grey. An orchestral performance specialist, Sarah takes the stage regularly in Manhattan's most elite concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher, and Alice Tully Hall. She was recently featured in a Strings Magazine article, where she was interviewed about her performing and teaching career in New York City. Ms. Franklin plays with the New York Pops, Westchester Philharmonic, Distinguished Concerts Orchestra (DCINY), and Spectrum Symphony, and as Principal Second Violin of New York Festival Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, and Metro Chamber Orchestra, among others. Notable engagements include playing the Off Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd at Barrow Street Theater in 2017, touring from 2009-2010 as Concertmaster of the Broadway North American Tour of Camelot, playing in Mexico with Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas for the 2010 Mexican Bicentennial, and performing under esteemed conductors Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Zinman. In addition to her Classical music credits, Sarah enjoys performing with various Pop, Rock, and Contemporary artists. She has had the honor of performing with Sir Paul McCartney and Sarah McLachlan, and on the Amazon Prime television series, Mozart in the Jungle. Motion picture credits include Boy Erased, a Focus Features film featuring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, as well as Franny, starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. Sarah has played at Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, BAM, Highline Ballroom, and the 92nd Street Y, and has recorded on the SONY Classical, EMI, and Bridge Record labels. Ms. Franklin earned her Masters's degree from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Curtis Macomber, and her Bachelors's degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Marilyn McDonald. Prior to her Conservatory training, she had the privilege of studying with the late Philippe Naegele, a prominent violin and viola soloist, and a founding member of the Marlboro Music Festival. In addition to performing, Sarah is a violin faculty member at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center, Bank Street School for Children, and the Third Street Music School Settlement. She also maintains a large private lesson studio, where she enjoys teaching in her students' homes. She resides with her husband in downtown Manhattan. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Suzuki Certification, Ithaca College, 2012 Third Street Music School, Violin Faculty, New York City, 2012-present Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center, Suzuki Violin Faculty, New York City, 2015-present Bank Street School, Middle School String Ensemble Violin Teacher, New York City, 2014-present Brooklyn College Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts, Suzuki Violin Faculty, 2012-2015 Tone Academy of Music, Violin Faculty, New York City, 2012-2013 Musika Lessons, Violin Faculty, New York City, 2011-2013 Beverly Burton School of Music, Violin Faculty, Rosedale, NY, 2010-2012 Conservatorio Franz Liszt Music Festival, Violin Faculty, Quito, Ecuador, 2006 Oberlin Music Mentors, String Faculty and Founding Member, Oberlin, OH, 2006-2007 Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Violin Teacher of Secondary Lessons, Oberlin, OH, 2004-2007 Private Violin Studio, Suzuki and Traditional Instruction, New York City/Ohio, 2004-present
With fifteen years of experience as a violin teacher, Sarah enjoys working with children and adults of all ages. In her private violin studio, she nurtures students with all degrees of experience to hone their craft with patience, kindness, and enthusiasm. A Suzuki certified teacher and member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Sarah has seen her beginning students progress while developing pride and enjoyment in regards to their playing. Her adult students benefit by integrating technique from the Galamian school, along with Carl Flesch, Josef Gingold, and Adolf Busch.
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