Native Philadelphian, cellist Sarah Kapps has an active and diverse musical background that has taken her across much of the globe as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral member, and rock star. Current appointments include the Amalgame' String Quartet, and performing with and serving on the Artistic board of Bent Frequency. In summers, she has been a long-time member of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and Chamber Players, and has been newly appointed principal cello of Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival. She has held numerous teaching positions including Oklahoma Baptist University, and teaching artist at St. Joseph’s University. She was a founding member of the Red River and Denali String Quartets and later came to serve on the faculty at The University of Texas Pan-American. In her various positions as cello instructor, she has also been able to make arts advocacy an important part of her teaching. Since 2004, she has successfully tricked more than one thousand young people into enjoying Mozart Operas!
Sarah Kapps holds degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and The Mannes College of Music, and has studied with Paul Tobias and Peter Wiley of the Guarneri Quartet. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, pianist Peter Marshall.