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
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.
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.
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.