SARA PARKINS, violinist, 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 prize winner of the Fiscoff National Chamber Music Competition with the Stonybrook Piano Trio. On the forefront of contemporary music, she has collaborated with prominent new music composers and performers such as Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, and Gerry Hemmingway, among others. In addition, Sara performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York City and is also active as a studio musician in Los Angeles. An international performer, Ms. Parkins has played at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, and strings in the mountains in Colorado, as well as the Taktlos festival in Zurich, and Festival International de Cadeques in Spain. Along with her recordings on Philips Classics, Sara is featured in recordings on the Victo Avon and Tzadik labels. Sara attended the Curtis Institute of Music and received her Masters degree from SUNY Stonybrook in New York.
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