Biography

Sarah Velasco is a Canadian violinist who has performed and won numerous top prizes and scholarships in Canada & the USA. A six-time laureate of the Canadian Music Competitions, Sarah has had recurring solo engagements with orchestras including CSU Philharmonic, Georgia Philharmonic, The Toronto Sinfionetta, Orchestra London and The Kindred Spirits Orchestra. She is graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) receiving first class honors with distinction and has been featured in magazines and news stations across North America.
Sarah has performed at The Banff Masterclass Program for Strings and Winds, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Summit Music Festival (NY), Red Rocks Music Festival, and Young Artists Program at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). She has also worked with/ performed in master classes for pedagogues and artists including Ben Bowman, Marie Berard, Dmitri Berlinsky, Victor Danchenko, Jan Dobrzelewski, Ilya Kaler, Mark Kaplan, David Kim, Soovin Kim, Mikhail Kopelman, Kolja Lessing, Frederick Pelassy, Kurt Muroki Erika Raum, Aaron Rosand, Stephen Rose, Savely Shalman, Sergiu Schwartz*, Ian Swensen, Emma Tahmizian, Irina Tseitlin, Michael Tseitlin, Misha Vitenson, and Pinchas Zukerman. Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Music Performance and is currently pursuing her Master Interprétation de Concert at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland. 


At just 16 years old, Sarah Velasco was approached to be a writer for a number of fashion publications in Toronto. She pursued that path while working on her BA in Arts& Science at The University of Toronto. Around this time, Sarah created www.sarahvelasco.com. Since then, the site has grown and gained readers from all across the world. 
Sarah has been a model for a number of projects including Bo Bartlett's Galilee 88x120 painting, currently on display at the Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery in New York City. Last year, she took part in a collaboration with internationally acclaimed choreographer, Mark Morris.   
Performance of Wienawski's Violin Concerto No. 2
Dress: Donna Morgan (Nordstrom)