Sara Salomon is a French violinist and pianist who has performed at some of the most prestigious international venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, the Smetana Hall in Prague, the Wiener Konzerthaus in Wien, Liszt Academy Concert Hall in Budapest, and the AccordArena Bercy in Paris. She has played alongside prestigious musicians including multi-Grammy award winner violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist Renaud Capuçon and conductor Jaap van Sweden (current music director of the New York Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra). She has also worked with conductor Alan Gilbert (former music director of the New York Philharmonic and current conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra), and Mattias Pinscher (music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris).
Sara has toured Europe and Asia with a number of orchestras including the Opera de Lausanne, Animato Foundation Orchestra, and Orchestre des Continents. Her wide repertoire and musical curiosity spans from Baroque music to contemporary music and improvisation. Her strong interest in contemporary music and improvisation led her to perform with the Contemporary Music Society of Lausanne, and at the Lucerne Festival. She worked alongside composers such as Wolfgang Rihm and performed in New York with Anthony Coleman. She has been selected to perform at world-renowned festivals including the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, the Lucerne Festival, the Texas Music Festival, and the Paleo Festival in Nyon (performing to over 35,000 people).
Sara has curated concerts in Europe and the United States. She has founded string ensembles and worked alongside various chamber music groups throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. Sara has received several awards and accolades from prestigious organizations, including the Francis & Marie France Minkoff Foundation, Foundation de France – La Ferthé, Jeriko Foundation, and the Max Jost Foundation. Since September 2018 Sara has been working for The Violin Channel, a leading resource for classical music news throughout the world.
In 2019 Sara graduated from Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York, where she studied with Professor Lucie Robert. Sara earned a Master’s Degree in Violin Pedagogy from the HEMU in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied with Professor Gyula Stuller, concertmaster of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Sara has been teaching privately and in different schools for over 6 years. During her bachelor studies in Lausanne, she also graduated from the Sorbonne University in Paris with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Musicology.