Violinist SARA PARKINS is a Grammy award winner for the Best Chamber Music Performance of the complete recordings of the Haydn String Quartets, with the Angeles Quartet. Sara is also a prizewinner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with the Stonybrook Piano Trio. Sara is also a member of the acclaimed Eroica Trio. She has collaborated with prominent new music composers and performers such as Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Zeena Parkins and Guy Klucevsek. In addition, Sara has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City.
She is currently principal second violinist with the Pasadena Symphony, is an active studio musician, and was a member of the Rosetti String Quartet in Los Angeles. Ms. Parkins has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Centre, Strings in the Mountains, and the Bravo Festival in Vail, Colorado. Internationally, Sara has participated at the Taklos Fesitval in Zurich, The Wels Unlimited Festival, the Festival Internationale de Cadeques in Spain and in Eisenstadt, Austria. Sara is featured on Phillips Classics, Victo, Avant and Tzadik recording labels. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music and SUNY at Stony Brook.