NGCS Artistic Director Sarah Bob
Considered a “trailblazer when it comes to championing the works of modern composers and combining art media in the process…” (Northeast Performer), pianist Sarah Bob is the founding director of the New Gallery Concert Series. She is devoted to commissioning and uniting all types of new music and contemporary visual art with their creators, thus making the New Gallery Concert Series eclectic, thought provoking and fun.
Hailed as “sumptuous and eloquent” by the Boston Globe, Sarah is also an active soloist and chamber musician. She has performed in venues ranging from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to De Doelen in Holland’s Rotterdam and is an original member of the piano/percussion group, Primary Duo, the 20th and 21st century focused Firebird Ensemble, and Radius Ensemble, a fresh chamber music collective. Most recently, Sarah became Classical Music Director of the Stone Mountain Arts Center to program, perform and bring in the highest quality of musicians. The goal, her strong suit, is to introduce music in a loving, inclusive and intoxicating way.
Sarah is a grant recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music and top prizewinner of the International Gaudeamus Competition 2001. She is also the recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s 2005 Grant-in-Aid Award, an honor that recognizes the quality of her work and artistic merit, received the first annual John Kleshinski Award in honor of her daring, exciting and high quality New Gallery Concert Series presentations as well as the Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory of Music. Sarah is a newly appointed Fellow at the St. Botolph Club and, thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding, she traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany to present and perform music by living American composers. All are honors of great depth that continue to bring her immense pride.
Sarah earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Michigan and the New England Conservatory respectively. A native of Teaneck, N.J., Sarah now resides in Boston with her family, teaches privately and is on faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston.