Cellist Sarah Lewis is in her twelfth season with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A Saint Paul native, she started piano lessons at the MacPhail Center for the Arts at the age of three. She holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and the Juilliard School, where she studied with Lev Aronson and Channing Robbins, respectively. Prior to joining the SPCO, Lewis was a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (1994-1996), and performed as a substitute musician with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has appeared as soloist with the SPCO and gave the U.S. premiere of Malcolm Forsyth’s Eclectic Suite for Cello and Piano with Lydia Artymiw. An avid chamber musician, she has performed solo and chamber recitals in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities. Before joining the SPCO, she toured and recorded as featured cellist with pop pianist Lorie Line. She toured Japan with the Percy Faith Orchestra in 1998, and performed on Peter Ostroushko’s recording, Heart of the Heartland. During the last five summers, Sarah has been a featured chamber musician at the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes in Minnesota. She also is an adjunct professor of cello at St. Thomas University. Lewis makes her home in Edina with her husband and two children. Her other interests include downhill skiing, mountain climbing, gardening and yoga.