Sarah Silver Manzke

Associate Concertmaster

Originally from Pittsburgh, Sarah Silver, Associate Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony, recently was a violinist with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  She also has received a Master of Music degree at The New England Conservatory of Music under the instruction of Malcolm Lowe.

Previously, she earned a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Carnegie Mellon University studying with Andrés Cárdenes, along with a certification in music education. Ms. Silver has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra.  Recently, she has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in several performances, both in Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall.

She has attended numerous music festivals, including Kneisel Hall, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Aspen Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was fellow for three years before returning this past summer as a member of the contemporary chamber ensemble, the New Fromm Players.  While there, Ms. Silver performed Elliott Carter’s String Quartet No. 1 as well as the United States premiere of Epigrams, Carter’s last written work.  Those performances prompted to feature her as the New Artist of the Month for September 2013.  Along with the rest of the New Fromm Players string quartet, she was invited to be part of the ensemble in residence for The Intimacy of Creativity / The Bright Sheng Partnership / Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong.

Aside from performing, Ms. Silver is passionate about math tutoring and artistic community engagement, particularly educational outreach.

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