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Sarah Ghandour, Cello


Sarah Ghandour recently completed her master's degree at Stony Brook University with cellist Colin Carr, where she will continue with her doctoral studies. She completed undergraduate education in 2017 at Bard College-Conservatory, earning a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Cellist Peter Wiley and a Bachelor in Mathematics. Sarah was then the honored recipient of the 2017-2018 Harriet Hale Woolley-Fulbright Scholarship and one year artist residency in Paris, France. There, she studied with Principal Cellist of the Opéra de Paris, Cyrille Lacrouts, presenting concerts of French repertoire. She enjoyed collaborating with Ensemble Calliopée, performing the Korngold Sextet and other repertoire, at the Parisian Fondation des États-Unis and around France. An avid chamber musician, Sarah has collaborated with renowned artists, including Peter Wiley, Peter Serkin, Daniel Phillips, Dawn Upshaw and Emerson Quartet members. Sarah has curated and performed chamber concerts in the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York and the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris. She has participated in summer music festivals such Rencontres Musical de Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne, Encore String Quartet Intensive, Yellow Barn, and Music at Menlo. Most recently, Sarah participated in the Pablo Casals Festival, where she also won the solo competition, culminating in her performance in the 9 th century Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa, Prades, France. Sarah also enjoys gardening, cooking, stargazing and rock climbing.