Sarah BobBoston, MA
Hailed as “sumptuous and eloquent” by the Boston Globe, pianist Sarah Bob is an active soloist and chamber musician noted for her charismatic performances, colorful playing and diverse programming. A strong advocate for new music and considered a “trailblazer when it comes to championing the works of modern composers and combining art media in the process…” (Northeast Performer), she is also the founding director of the New Gallery Concert Series, a series devoted to commissioning and uniting new music and contemporary visual art with their creators. She is an original member of many ensembles including her piano/percussion group, Primary Duo, the 20th and 21st century focused Firebird Ensemble, and Radius Ensemble, a chamber music collective that presents both the traditional and cutting edge. Recently, Sarah became the Classical Music Director of the Stone Mountain Arts Center to program, perform and bring in the highest quality of musicians. The goal, her strong suit, is to introduce music in a loving, inclusive and intoxicating way.
Recognized as a risk taker and cited for an “ideal combination of all-stops-out abandon and sure-footed technical control” by 21st Century Music, she is top prizewinner of the International Gaudeamus Competition 2001 and grant recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music. Other accolades include the Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory of Music, the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Grant-in-Aid Award, an honor that recognizes the quality of her work and artistic merit, the first annual John Kleshinski Award in honor of her daring, exciting and high quality New Gallery Concert Series presentations, and funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding that brought her to Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany to present and perform music by living American composers. She can be heard playing music on Tzadik, Avie Records, Albany Records, Cauchemar, NLM Records, BMOP/sound label, collaborations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on New World and Oxingale Records and more recording projects, including a solo album, underway. For more information, please go to www.sarahbob.net.