If you are searching for the simplicity and beauty of the violoncello alone, Sarah McGrath Music specializes in musical arrangements that have been carefully selected and tailored for any event and every occasion.
Her repertoire ranges from baroque, classical, jazz, and folk to Irish Celtic, contemporary pop, and the classics (songs from every era).
You can expect professionalism in all areas: her interactions and timely communication, her assistance (if needed) in helping you choose the music to best fit your occasion, her preparedness and promptness, and an exceptional performance that will be sure to please your audience and create an atmosphere of elegance.
Raised in Susanville, California, cellist Sarah McGrath received much of her formative training in symphonies and chamber groups in Northern California and Nevada. Following early studies with Emily Uhlman, assistant principal of the Reno Philharmonic, she relocated to Biola University, where received her B.A. in Music and completed studies in cello with Marlin Owen and chamber music with Elizabeth Larson.
McGrath has been the participant of several chamber music festivals, including the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop at Humboldt State University, California, and Credo Chamber Music at the Oberlin College Conservatory in Ohio. While at Oberlin, she worked closely with Alan Harrell of the Cleveland Orchestra and Stephen Clapp, the late dean emeritus of the Juilliard School. McGrath's most recent performances have been with The Pacific Coast Quartet, a premiere string quartet based in Orange County, California.
A frequent solo and chamber music recitalist, with repertoire ranging from baroque and classical to folk, McGrath also enjoys performing and recording with contemporary bands. In addition to her work as a professional musician and teacher, she devotes special time to music outreach, working with care and rehabilitation centers, hospitals and convalescent homes.