Sarah Kapps, cello

Native Philadelphian, cellist Sarah Kapps has an active and diverse musical background that has taken her across much of the globe as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral member, and rock star.

As a performer, she is a sought after and respected chamber musician, often being called on to perform new works.  She regularly appears with Atlanta’s avant garde ensemble, Bent Frequency, Paramount Chamber Players, Music on the Hill, as well as countless self-produced chamber and solo concerts.  Her first concert of 2015 was a self-conducted concerto performance from the solo seat.  In the summers, she has been a long-time member of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Chamber Players, and Academy faculty.  She was a founding member of the Red River and Denali String Quartets, and later came to serve on the faculty at The University of Texas Pan-American.  

In her various positions as instructor, she has taught string methods, music appreciation, and applied strings; as well as broader arts classes, eurythmics, improvisation, lectures, interactive projects, and school visits.  She has also been able to make arts advocacy an important part of her mission. She developed an interactive education course that calls on the students to produce their own opera scenes.  Through these methods, she has successfully tricked more than one thousand young people into enjoying Mozart operas!

 Sarah Kapps holds degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and The Mannes College of Music, and has studied with Paul Tobias and Peter Wiley of the Guarneri Quartet. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, pianist Peter Marshall.

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