Sarah Franklin

Violin Teacher

Sarah Franklin

SAA Member


New York, NY
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Currently accepting new private students in Manhattan for summer and fall 2019! Please contact for more information.

Sarah Franklin, violin, has performed throughout North America, South America and Europe. 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 July 2016 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 International New York Orchestra (DCINY), Spectrum Symphony, and Empire Chamber Orchestra, and holds the positions of Principal Second Violin of the New York Festival Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, and Ensemble 212. 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. In 2017, she recently had the honor of playing with Sir Paul McCartney, as well as performing on the Amazon Prime television series, Mozart in the Jungle. Motion picture credits include playing on the short film, Lily in the Grinder, in 2014, which was a finalist in the HBO series, Project Greenlight, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. She also played on the film score for Franny, starring Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2015. Sarah had the privilege of playing for the Tanya Taylor show at the MoMa for New York Fashion Week in 2012, 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. Sarah resides in New York City, where 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.