Sara Rossi is a classically trained violist and violinist. Sara performed as viola soloist with the New Sussex Symphony in 2016, playing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. She served as a substitute violist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2014. Sara was the first prize winner of the Converse College Young Artist Competition in 2008. Sara was assistant principal violist of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra during its 2010-2011 season, under the direction of Sarah Ioannides.
As a chamber musician, she has been coached by renowned musicians, including members of the Brentano, Borromeo, Miró, Shanghai, Tokyo, Orion, and Guarneri string quartets. She participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2010 and 2011, directed by Jaime Laredo. She has also performed in several music festivals, including the Taos School of Music, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and the Eastern Music Festival.
Sara began her musical studies in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a preparatory violin student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. Carol Ruzicka and Paul Kantor. She holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University, where she received a comprehensive scholarship and fellowship. Sara graduated with distinction from Converse College in 2011, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree as a recipient of the Daniel Scholarship. She was named an Outstanding Alumna of Converse in 2014. Her former instructors in viola include Miles Hoffman, Ettore Causa, and Choong-jin Chang. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Euntaek Kim, a pianist and conductor.