Sarah Stone


CBF24 Bios - Sarah Stone.jpgA curiosity in the cultural background behind the music she plays led Sarah Stone to baroque cello and viola da gamba. She makes music around the country with Seraphic Fire, Apollo’s Fire, Baroque Music Montana, Washington National Cathedral,
The Thirteen, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Sarah is Executive Director of the chamber ensemble Repast Baroque and Associate Artistic Director of New York Baroque Incorporated, programming concerts for both ensembles for the 2023/2024
seasons. Because she thinks bringing early music to unexpected places is important; Sarah helps facilitate Bitterroot Baroque, a community baroque orchestra in rural Hamilton, Montana, helping present period ensembles and running early music workshops for amateur musicians since 2015.

"The show is not over... Questlove keeps spinning into the early morning. Sir Patrick Stewart has been reading a Shakespeare sonnet everyday. Sarah Stone, who plays cello and viola da gamba, has stuck to her “Bach Everyday” performances from her apartment in New York City. Since March 19, she’s done a Bach Chorale each day." (Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, June 10, 2020). Recording multitrack arrangements everyday for over a year, Everyday Bach includes chorales from cantata in order of BWVs, Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, Art of the Fugue, and the B Minor Mass. Everyday Bach was featured in The Washington Post, The Greene Space (WNYC), and Early Music America, and can be found on TikTok and Youtube.

Sarah holds a Masters in Historical Performance from the Juilliard School, a Masters from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors of Music from Rice University. Her teachers include Mara Finkelstein, Norman Fischer, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Elizabeth Reed, Sarah Cunningham, and Phoebe Carrai.