Violinist Sarah Wright joined the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in 2017. She serves as Concertmaster of Exultate Chamber Orchestra and has performed as Guest Concertmaster with the Dakota Valley Symphony. Her ensemble Sonare Strings, together with fellow MSO violinist Kristyn Rupp, performs chamber music of many genres for weddings and other special events.
Sarah was blessed to study privately with renowned violinists Ellen dePasquale, Jun-Ching Lin, Jeff Thayer, and Ann Montzka. She also enjoyed summers immersed in ensemble and solo playing at National Orchestral Institute, Kent/Blossom Music, ENCORE School for Strings, MasterWorks Festival, and Credo. In 2017, she won the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra’s adult concerto competition and performed the third movement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the KSO.
Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Apple Valley. She gave birth to her younger son two months after she played the Shostakovich for the MSO concerto competition; as a newborn he often fell asleep while listening to her practice this piece (he also slept through the MSO’s performance of Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in 2018).