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Sarah Hill, Viola

Sarah Hill is a freelance violist and chamber musician living in the Boston area. She attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, earning Bachelor’s degrees in English and Music, and completed her Master’s at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Mai Motobuchi of the Borromeo String Quartet. Her other important musical mentors include Peter Slowik, Lenny Matczynski, Maria Lambros, and the Apple Hill String Quartet.   Sarah has performed and taught in diverse programs and settings throughout the eastern United States. She was awarded an Emerging Artist Fellowship at Garth Newel, performed at Emmanuel Music’s Bach Institute, and subs with the Springfield Symphony. She has served as adjunct strings faculty at the Putney School, performed with the Newport String Project, and for many summers served as a teaching assistant at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. In 2016, Sarah helped form the Sawyer String Quartet as part of Apple Hill’s String Quartet Fellowship program. The Sawyer Quartet has gone on to perform widely in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, and recently made their Midwest debut in Iowa City, in a weeklong series of concerts and events designed to facilitate public access to chamber music and make the art form available to people who are unable to attend traditional concerts.