A curiosity in the cultural background behind the music she plays led Sarah Stone to baroque cello and viola da gamba. This season, Sarah performs around the country with Seraphic Fire, Washington National Cathedral, House of Time, New York Baroque Incorporated, The American Classical Orchestra, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Recent seasons have included performances of Handel’s Radamisto with Opera Lafayette and Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto on tour with Apollo’s Fire. Other highlights have included Bach cantatas with Trinity Wall Street in Montreal and a northeast tour with Apollo’s Fire including her Carnegie Hall debut. During the summer months, Sarah is a part of Teatro Nuovo, performing unconducted bel canto operas, and travels to Portland, Maine, where she makes music in unconventional venues as a part of The Portland Bach Experience.
Sarah thinks bringing early music to less-served communities is important; she is an active board member of Bitterroot Baroque, a presenting organization in Hamilton, Montana that brings in period ensembles and musicians to perform and work with locals in early music workshops. In her home-base of Long Island City, Queens, she curates a free monthly series, Communitea Chamber Music. Bringing Bach and Vivaldi into the classroom, she performs in over 60 New York City public schools this year through the outreach program of the American Classical Orchestra. Sarah holds a Masters in Historical Performance from the Juilliard School, a Masters from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors of Music from Rice University.