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"fiercely gifted"

- New York Times
"Apart from being an exceptional pianist and muse to scores of inventive composers, Sarah Cahill is a first-rate communicator who specializes in connecting the music she plays to broader streams of everyday life."

-Time Out New York

"as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of"

-San Francisco Chronicle


"She is a virtuosic yet naturally fluid player who somehow manages to coax a liquid sound from the piano even when battering the keys and raising hell."
- New Music Connoisseur
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Sarah plays Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison

Sarah plays Dane Rudhyar and Ruth Crawford

Sarah plays Mamoru Fujieda at Rothko Chapel

Sarah talks with Meredith Monk and Bjork

Sarah talks with Elliott Carter and Phil Lesh

VIDEO: a clip about Frederic Rzewski's piano music

AUDIO: Sarah's recording of Le Gibet, from Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, sampled by Oceansize in Manchester

Sarah's most recent long-term project involves commissioning eighteen composers to write new works envisioning peace. This project is titled A Sweeter Music, after this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Nobel Lecture: "We must see that peace represents a sweeter music, a cosmic melody that is far superior to the discords of war."


The composers are Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Meredith Monk, Yoko Ono, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Pauline Oliveros, Peter Garland, Kyle Gann, Paul Dresher, Carl Stone, Ingram Marshall, Jerome Kitzke, Phil Kline, Mamoru Fujieda, Larry Polansky, Michael Byron, The Residents, and Preben Antonsen.


Sarah has been touring with these new works. For calendar, please click here.

photo by Christine Alicino


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