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Larissa Sah

lsah-smLarissa Sah, violist, has enjoyed a national and international career as an orchestral violist, chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, and Birmingham (UK) Conservatoire of Music. Under the tutelage of some of the greatest viola soloists and teachers in the world, she had the opportunity to learn, perform, and teach. She is especially thankful to those teachers for their formative influence. After finishing her formal studies, Larissa joined the faculty of the Edward Said Conservatory of Music. She performed solo and chamber music concerts throughout the Middle East, and she taught many students of all ages. Larissa has also performed extensively with many orchestras in Seattle, including the Seattle Modern Orchestra and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. Other orchestras she has performed with as either soloist, principal, or tutti viola include the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Orchestra Sinaloa De Las Artes, the Camerata of Sinaloa De Las Artes, the National Symphony of Colombia, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. As a teacher Larissa taught masterclasses at the Juan N. Corpas University of Music in Bogota, Colombia, directed daily classes in the pre-college music division of “ Unmusica" in Bogota, and assisted as a teacher and guest artist in the music festival “Bogota A Tempo.” She has also performed at the Cervantino International Festival of music in Mexico, and she has performed concerts in Mexico City, and La Paz. This spring she is planning a recital at the University of Wisconsin in Madison with her piano duo partner Rayna Slavova. Larissa is a member of the Board of Directors at the Kayenta Arts Foundation, and she is currently accepting violin and viola students into her studio in Ivins, Utah. Most recently, she has also performed in St. George at the Soup Kitchen and Episcopal Church with her duo partner and fellow Kayenta Arts Board Director, Susan Talley.