Sarah Lewis

John and Karen Larsen Chair

Cellist Sarah Lewis has been a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1998. 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, Sarah 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. Sarah has been a featured chamber musician at the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes in Minnesota, and her recent summer activities have included Music in the Vineyards in Napa Valley, and Music in the Mountains in Durango, CO. She is very active in teaching and coaching the students from the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Sarah makes her home in Edina with her husband and two children. Her other interests include, mountain climbing, gardening and yoga.