Sarah Elert

Annapolis, Maryland

San Francisco Academy Orchestra – Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies – Graduated 2022
Boston University – Master of Music – Graduated 2020
University of Colorado Boulder – Bachelor of Music – Graduated 2018

Lake Dillon Theatre Company Chair

Currently based in San Francisco, CA, Sarah holds a position as principal second violinist of the Vallejo Symphony, and frequently performs with many other groups throughout the bay area. Sarah has previously held positions with several orchestras, including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, and regularly plays with her quartet, the Pulmenti Quartet. Her major teachers include Polina Sedukh, Bayla Keyes, and Harumi Rhodes.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I can do passable latte art and once escaped a forest fire on horseback in the dead of night.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Astor Piazzolla, Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Michael Giacchino

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Being back in the mountains and getting to make music with friends!