Sarah Saviet is an American violinist based in Cologne who concertizes frequently through Europe and the United States. She is a member of the Riot Ensemble (London) and performs frequently with Ensemble Musikfabrik. and Ensemble Modern.
In the 2016-17 season Sarah will give the UK premiere of Liza Lim‘s violin concerto Speak, be Silent at The Warehouse in London. As a visiting artist at the University of the Arts Berlin, she will work with the school’s new music ensemble as well as composition students. She will join ELISION Ensemble for a residency at Harvard University, and hold a residency at Aldeburgh Music with composer Lawrence Dunn. She has recently been selected as a ULYSSES Young Artist.
Recent festival performances include a solo recital at Cologne’s KGNM Musikfest, WERFT Festival with Ensemble MAM, Guadeamus Muziekweek with Oerknal Ensemble; Schwetzingen Festival with Anssi Kartunnen, Nicholas Hodges, and Claudia Barainsky in several concerts highlighting the music of Kaija Saariaho; and the Aldeburgh Music Festival as concertmaster of the BPO with Oliver Knussen.
Sarah has held fellowship positions at the Lucerne Festival Academy, Perlman Chamber Music Program, Aspen Music Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival. She performs regularly with orchestras such as Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchestra Berlin, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Gürzenich Orchester. She studied at Indiana University and the University of the Arts Berlin, supported by a DAAD grant.