On May 5th, we were going to celebrate the Fondation des Etats-Unis 90th anniversary with a special concert bringing together current and former musicians and composers in residence. While we wait to set a new date (in the autumn), Sarah Ghandour, cellist and alumna, who initiated this project, will play live from the US via social media.
Join the Facebook event to get a reminder!
Follow the live:
- On Sarah Ghandour and the Fondation des Etats-Unis‘ Facebook pages
- On Sarah Ghandour‘s Instagram account
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite for Solo Cello in C Major, No. 3
T. Ackley Suite for Solo Cello
Prelude Two Step Rag
About the Artist
Sarah Ghandour will complete her master’s degree at Stony Brook University, New York, with cellist Colin Carr, in May 2020. She completed undergraduate education in 2017 at Bard Conservatory-College, earning a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance under the tutelage of Cellist Peter Wiley and a Bachelor in Mathematics. Sarah was then the honored recipient of the 2017-2018 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship and one year artist residency in Paris, France. There, she continued studies with Principal Cellist of the Opéra de Paris, Cyrille Lacrouts, presenting concerts of French repertoire. She enjoyed collaborating with Ensemble Calliopée, performing the Korngold Sextet and other repertoire, at the Parisian Fondation des États-Unis and around France. An avid chamber musician, Sarah has collaborated with renowned artists, including Peter Wiley, Peter Serkin, Daniel Phillips, Dawn Upshaw and Emerson Quartet members. Sarah has curated and performed chamber concerts in the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York. She has participated in summer music festivals such Rencontres Musical de Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne, Encore String Quartet Intensive, Yellow Barn, and Music at Menlo. Most recently, Sarah participated in the Pablo Casals Festival, where she also won the solo competition, culminating in her performance in 9th century Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa, Prades, France.