Sabrina Bradford

Violin Teacher, Student

Sabrina Bradford

SAA Member


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Sabrina Bradford is a violinist from Washington, DC, and a current Master of Music student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with Stephen Rose. Prior to attending CIM, she received her Bachelor of Music from Vanderbilt University, studying with Dr. Carolyn Huebl.

Sabrina is particularly interested in orchestral performance and plays regularly as a substitute with the Nashville Symphony. She has frequently sat in leadership positions in various orchestras, and has attended prestigious summer festivals such as the National Orchestral Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she received the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestral fellowship two years in a row. She is also a section violinist for Nashville Opera, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, and plays for Ocean Way studios in Nashville, TN, where she records soundtracks for movies, video games, and televised advertisements.

As a teacher, Sabrina has worked with students of all ages and levels, from young children to adults; recent beginners to advanced violinists. She has experience with private lessons and group class settings and has also previously supervised and aided with students’ practice sessions in preparation for a performance or audition.

Sabrina has played in masterclasses for renowned violinists such as Robert Chen, Pamela Frank, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Martin Chalifour, Soovin Kim, Zoya Leybin, Charles Wetherbee, Jennifer Ross, and Rachel Barton-Pine.

Sabrina plays on a 1998 violin by Tschu Ho Lee on generous loan from the Virtu Foundation. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys cooking, visiting animal shelters, and spending time with friends.