Cellist & Teacher



American cellist Sarah Schoeffler is active as both a performer and pedagogue in New York City. She is a member of the innovative ensemble, The Orchestra Now, under the leadership of Leon Botstein. Prior to joining The Orchestra Now, Sarah served as principal cello of the Mannes Orchestra and the Mannes Opera Orchestra. She has also served as principal cello for the Arezzo Opera Festival (Arezzo, Italy), MACE (Mannes American Composers Ensemble), Apotheosis Opera (New York, NY), the Joffrey Ballet (New York, NY), and has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Severance Hall, Symphony Space, Teatro Petrarca, El Museo del Barrio, and Kaye Playhouse, among many others. Sarah is also a passionate chamber musician, and in December 2016 her piano trio, Trio FSX, made its Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall.  In recital, notable performances include concerts with duo-partner Baron Fenwick at the Bohemian National Hall, The Frick Collection, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Hungarian House. Additional chamber music highlights include performances with Æon Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, collaboration with soprano Susanna Phillips at the Guggenheim Museum and French Institute Alliance Francaise, and performances at National Sawdust. She was a full-scholarship young artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Sarah holds BM and MM degrees from the Mannes College of Music, where she was a scholarship recipient and student of Marcy Rosen. Sarah plays a 1923 Noe Annichiarico cello from Bari, Italy.