Sarah Saviet is an American violinist based in Berlin 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, Musikfabrik, hand werk, Ensemble Resonanz, and others.
Sarah has held visiting artist positions in the composition department of the University of the Arts Berlin, Huddersfield University, at Goldsmith University London with the Riot Ensemble, and at Harvard University with ELISION Ensemble. She has given workshops on contemporary violin techniques at the Manhattan School of Music and UdK Berlin and held artist residencies at Aldeburgh Music with composers Lawrence Dunn, Jack Sheen, and artist Rowland Hill.
Sarah’s recent recording of Liza Lim’s violin concerto Speak, Be Silent, with the Riot Ensemble is now available on HCR/NMC Recordings. Other upcoming releases include portrait CDs of composers Evan Johnson and Patricia Alessandrini, and a solo disk on Coviello Classics.
Recent solo appearances include performences at Moderne Muziek Nijmegen, Splendor Amsterdam, and City University London. Other recent concerts include a solo recital at Cologne’s KGNM Musikfest; Ultraschall Festival with Nicolas Hodges, Lucas Fels, and Nina Janßen-Deinzer; 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 under Oliver Knussen. Frequent festival performances also include Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Acht Brücken Köln, COMA Festival England, Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale, Lucerne Festival, and Dark Music Days in Iceland.
Sarah curates a concert series at km28 in Neukölln, Berlin. She performs regularly with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Rundfunk Sinfonie Berlin, WDR 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.