Cellist Sarah Koo is known not only for her solo and chamber performances, but also as an avid educator and outreach advocate. Ms. Koo graduated with her Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where she was the recipient of the prestigious William Schumann Award. Ms. Koo made her 2000 New York debut in a solo recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.
Ms Koo served as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. Previous to her appointment with the Phoenix Symphony, she was touring Italy and Europe with the Symfonica Arturo Toscanini under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel. Ms. Koo, an outreach advocate, served as a teaching artist with the New York Philharmonic and brought music education to the public schools of New York.
As an an avid chamber musician, has been featured numerous times in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fischer Hall. Chamber studies have been with Gil Shaham, Joseph Kalichstein, Peter Salaff, Jerome Lowenthal, and Jonathan Feldman. Solo studies have been primarily with Gilda Barston, Richard Hirschl, Darrett Adkins, and Ardyth Alton.