Sarah Saviet is an American violinist based in Cologne who concertizes frequently throughout Europe and the United States. She is a member of The Riot Ensemble (London) and guests regularly with ensembles such as Ensemble Modern and Musikfabrik.
The 2017-18 concert season includes performances at Donaueschinger Musiktage; Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Ultraschall Festival with Nicolas Hodges, Lucas Fels, and Nina Janßen Deinzer; a concert tour with Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Lucerne Festival Alumni; and a residency at Goldsmiths University London. She has recently been selected as a ULYSSES Young Artist.
Sarah was recently a resident artist in the composition department of the University of the Arts Berlin, and a visiting artist at Harvard University with ELISION Ensemble. She has led workshops on contemporary violin techniques at Manhattan School of Music and UdK Berlin. She has also held artist residencies at Aldeburgh Music with composers Lawrence Dunn and Jack Sheen and video artist Rowland Hill.
In 2017 Sarah gave the English premiere of Liza Lim’s violin concerto: Speak, be Silent. She will record this with the Riot Ensemble for a 2019 release on the Huddersfield Contemporary Records label. Other upcoming cd releases include a portrait cd of composer Evan Johnson on another timbre, and a solo cd on Coviello Classics.
Other recent concerts include a solo recital at Cologne’s KGNM Musikfest, WERFT Festival with Ensemble MAM, Guadeamus Muziekweek; 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. She has also played with Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Manufaktor Aktuelle Musik, and Oerknal Ensemble.
Sarah performs regularly with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic. Rundfunk Sinfonie Berlin, Gürzenich Orchestra, and Konzerthaus Berlin. She studied at Indiana University with Jorja Fleezanis and Mauricio Fuks, and at the University of the Arts Berlin with Nora Chastain, supported by a DAAD grant.