Monday, July 15, 2019

Sarah Ma | 1st Prize | Violin | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Sarah Ma, 16, is a violinist at Juilliard Pre-College under Masao Kawasaki as a recipient of the Beggs-Dethier Scholarship. As a top prize-winner in numerous local and international competitions, Sarah has performed full concertos as a soloist with several orchestras including the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic, Brahms Concerto with the Island Symphony Orchestra, and the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, among many others. Previously a full-scholarship student of Elizabeth Faidley at the Manhattan School of Music, she was the youngest winner of the school’s history in both divisions of MSM’s competitions. In 2015-16, Sarah performed on the 1742 ex-David Guarneri del Gesu loaned to her from Florian Leonhard Fine Violins with three orchestras in the US and Italy. Sarah was also a laureate in the prestigious 2017 Cooper International and Blount-Slawson National Violin Competitions. In 2017, she played on WHSV TV representing the Heifetz International Music Institute, where she studied with David and Linda Cerone and Ani Kavafian and others. Previous summer festivals include the 2015 Indiana University Summer String Academy (Mimi Zweig) and the 2016 Summit Music Festival (Aaron Rosand intensive program). In 2018 she studied with Robert Lipsett at Aspen Music Festival and School. Sarah has performed in masterclasses for Ray Chen, Sarah Chang, Stefan Jackiw, Vadim Gluzman, Charlie Siem, and several others. The summer of 2019, she will be attending AMFS, studying with Donald Weilerstein and Robert Lipsett, and will be competing at the 2019 Cooper International Competition supported by generous scholarship from the Anthony Quinn Foundation.

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major op. 77 | 1st mvmt