sarah williams, violin

BMus, University of Ottawa (2013)

Sarah Williams began playing violin at the age of four, under the direction of National Arts Centre Orchestra violinist Elaine Klimasko. She has since studied with Jonathan Crow (concertmaster, Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and David Stewart (concertmaster, Bergen Symphony Orchestra) and is currently completing a Bachelor of Music degree with Yehonatan Berick at the University of Ottawa. Sarah was a member of the National Youth Orchestra for 3 years (concertmaster at age 16). She has performed as a substitute violinist of Thirteen Strings in Ottawa and the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and was previously a member of the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra. Sarah currently plays in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (assistant concertmaster), and the University of Ottawa Orchestra (concertmaster).

Sarah has been a teacher for the past four years, both privately and at the Nepean School of Music (also known as Hummingbird School of Music,) Kanata School of Music, La Petite Fanfare summer music camp, and the Campbell Douglas Music Education Centre.