Violinist Sarah Ryu Ping made her solo debut with Orchestra London at age 14. Since then she has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Spain. Sarah has been featured on Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM and has performed in prestigious venues such as Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, and George Weston Recital Hall.
An advocate for music education alongside performance, she has embraced opportunities to collaborate with leading performers while also nurturing a robust studio in the greater Boston area. Sarah has collaborated and performed with members of the Juilliard Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, and Penderecki Quartet. As a member of NEC’s Contemporary Ensemble, Sarah has worked closely with John Heiss and Gunther Schuller. She has participated in numerous festivals such as the Banff Center, Heifetz International Music Institute, Centre d’Arts Orford, Domaine Forget, and Cursos Superiores De Musica in Malaga, Spain.
Early in her teaching career, Sarah was awarded the Peter Chandler Memorial Award for leadership, musical excellence, and contribution to the arts community in Canada. Sarah was a recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree with academic honors. Her teachers include James Buswell, David Zafer, and Irene Tandberg. She plays on an 1887 Vincenzo Postiglione violin.
Sarah is an active teacher in the Boston area. In addition to her private studio, she teaches at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) and regularly runs workshops throughout the city. Through teaching at NEMPAC, Sarah finds great joy in seeing her students grow week to week, and feels incredibly rewarded to be a small part of their lives.