Sarah Anne ManningSarah Anne Manning Stuart was trained at world renowned conservatories by extraordinary teachers. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Masters of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Yolanda Kondonassis respectively. She also attended the Salzedo Harp School in Camden, Maine for six consecutive summers.


Comfortable performing classical, pop, celtic and folk music, Sarah's talent has been sought to provide entertainment at many prestigious venues and hotels in Boston. Recent solo appearances include: Harvard University, the JFK Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardiner Museum, Boston's Harvard Club, Boston College, St. Botolph Club, Ritz Carlton Hotel and the Boston Harbor Hotel.


 As a skilled orchestral musician, Sarah is equally at home on the concert stage, nestled into the opera pit or featured behind a recording microphone. Sarah is principal harpist of the Newton Symphony and the New Bedford Symphony. She has also performed with Rhode Island Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, Boston’s Civic Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Cape Cod Opera and Nashua Symphony. She performed at Lincoln Center and at Jordan Hall in the Newton Symphony's program of "East Meets West". This program was lauded as, "the best orchestral classical music performance of the year" by the Improper Bostonian.


Recently, Sarah has been involved in recordings with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, one of the world’s few professional ensembles committed to exclusively performing and recording music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, a commitment Sarah values. With the New England String Ensemble, Sarah was featured on WGBH in a live performance of Mahler's Adagietto (Symphony No. 5).


Sarah has released two CDs, Spring Sea and Winter Wonderland. In Spring Sea, Sarah is joined by flutist, Mana Washio for a collection of flute and harp duets. Winter Wonderland features traditional holiday carols from around the world with several classical pieces arranged by Sarah.


Nationally and internationally, Sarah has pursued her passion for orchestral and chamber music as a member of various festival orchestras: the Texas International Festival, the Pierre Monteux Festival, the Bowdoin Chamber Music Festival and the AIMS orchestra of Graz Austria. In Boston, Sarah collaborates on Chamber Music projects with the Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble, founded by Bonnie Cochran.


Sarah is currently President of the Boston Chapter of the American Harp Society. She is a member of the Boston Musicians Association, the American String Teachers Association, and the Gilded Harps of Boston.

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