I, Sarah Noh, come from a musical background as my mother and sister are both professional pianists. I started playing the violin at the age of nine. In the summer of 2011, I went to Bulgaria on a concert tour as a member of the prestigious PSYO (PacificSymphony Youth Orchestra). I participate in the PSYO as a first violinist and have been chosen to perform at the Orange County Performing Arts Center as part of the Irvine District Honors Orchestra for the years 2008-2012. I am also a first violinist in my high school’s top orchestra and have been in the Symphony Orchestra for 4 years.
My numerous accomplishments include winning a prize at the 2008 SYMF (Southwest Youth Music Festival) Competition in the Open Baroque category. In 2009, I was chosen to premiere Chen Yi’s From Old Peking Folklore (for violin and piano) with my duet partner Seongeun Kim at the 2009 MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) State Convention. We have been invited back to perform at the upcoming 100th MTAC Convention’s Composers of Today Celebration Concert.
In 2009-2010, I was a participant of the Musishare YoungArtist Program headed by William Fitzpatrick, one of my principal teachers. I have performed in Master Classes presented by world-renowned teachers such as Cornelia Heard of Julliard School of Music, Cho-Liang Lin of Rice University, Kurt Sassmannshaus of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Peter Marsh of University of Southern California. I currently do not take any lessons anymore.
I also hold an interest in piano and singing. As a result, I have been in the Honors Choir and have performed piano solos throughout my life.
Music will always be an important and cherished part of my life.
Now I enjoy playing the piano and violin for fun as a hobby while I continue singing as the President of the Acappella Group at Babson College.
Yes, except for the very last sentence, I basically posted this from my Portfolio to here 🙂 – snohwhite
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