Originally from Buffalo, NY, Sarah Markle began her studies at age 8. After receiving her Bachelors from the Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Alan Stepansky, she completed her Masters in Orchestral Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. Sarah has held substitute positions with New Haven Symphony, New World Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic, with whom she toured Florida last winter. Summer festivals include Music Academy of the West and National Repertory Orchestra, where she performed as principal cellist and soloist in summer 2013. Outside of music Sarah likes playing ultimate frisbee, attempting to cook, and trying to identify people’s origins based on their accents. She is also a strong advocate for Waldorf education, having been in one of the first graduating classes from Aurora Waldorf School in Buffalo.