Sarah Franklin

Violin Teacher

Sarah Franklin

SAA Member


New York, NY
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Currently accepting new private students in Manhattan AND internationally via remote platforms for 2021! Please contact for more information.

Sarah Franklin, violin, has performed with Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, and Skylar Grey. An avid orchestral player, Sarah performs regularly in Manhattan’s most elite concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. She was recently featured in the Strings Magazine article, City Slickers, where she was interviewed about her performing and teaching career in New York City.

Ms. Franklin performs in the New York Pops, Distinguished Concerts Orchestra (DCINY), Spectrum Symphony, and holds the positions of Principal Second Violin of the New York Festival Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Metro Chamber Orchestra, and Astoria Symphony, among others. Notable engagements include touring from 2009-2010 as Concertmaster of the Broadway National Tour of Camelot, playing in Mexico with Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas for the 2010 Bicentennial, and performing under esteemed conductors Kurt Masur, Robert Spano, Sir Simon Rattle, and David Zinman.

In addition to her Classical music credits, Sarah enjoys playing with various Pop, Rock, and Contemporary artists. Motion picture credits include the Amazon Prime television series, Mozart in the Jungle, and the short film, Lily in the Grinder, a finalist in the HBO series Project Greenlight, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. She also recorded the film score for Franny, starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival, and LA 92, for National Geographic. Sarah had the privilege of playing for the Tanya Taylor show at the MoMa for New York Fashion Week, and she performs frequently with the electro pop band, Sweet Electra, as well as the Australian Indie band, Falls. She has played at Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, BAM, Highline Ballroom, and the 92nd Street Y, and recorded on the SONY Classical, EMI, and Bridge Record labels.

Ms. Franklin earned her Masters degree in 2009 from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Curtis Macomber, and her Bachelor of Music degree in 2007 from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying with Marilyn McDonald. Prior to her Conservatory training, she had the privilege of studying with the late Philipp Naegele, a prominent violin and viola soloist, who was a founder of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. In addition to performing, she teaches at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center, Bank Street School, and the Third Street Music School Settlement. With twenty years of teaching experience, Sarah also maintains a large private lesson studio in Manhattan, where she enjoys teaching lessons in her students’ homes. She lives with her husband in downtown Manhattan.