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Sarah Wagner

Violin; Viola; Chamber Music
MMus; BMus (Hons)

Sarah Wagner’s interest in bringing theatricality to classical music has led her to perform in a diverse array of locations ranging from the Palace of Auburn Hills with Detroit-based rapper Eminem to underneath motorway bridges in Glasgow to the throne room of Buckingham Palace. Her ongoing performance piece Under the Bridge is a collaboration with After the Pandemic and combines Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons with original street art beneath the Kingston Bridge.

The filmed performance of “Summer” was featured in the Scotsman, the Sunday Post, and on BBC Radio Scotland. Under the Bridge culminates in a live performance of The Four Seasons at Glasgow Cathedral during the United Nations COP26 conference in Glasgow.

Sarah works primarily in the theatre, having performed across the United States, Scotland, Germany, and Italy in over 50 different productions ranging from classical opera to contemporary musical theatre. In addition, her work as a recitalist focuses on the narrative aspects of instrumental music and uses classical music to tell contemporary stories. As a teacher, Sarah has a range of experience working with students of all ages in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. She believes in a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to music education by combining technical pedagogy with a diverse repertoire of classical, pops, and traditional music.

Sarah received her Bachelor’s of Music (high honors) in violin performance and educational studies under the tutelage of Wen Lei-Gu from Lawrence University and her Master’s of Music and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma while studying with Andrea Gajic at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.