Sarah MeeRan Cave is a professional, international artist who began violin studies at the age of three in Litchfield, Connecticut, USA with Susan Brown. It has been quite the journey. She continued studies at the Manhattan School of Music, receiving a full scholarship to their preparatory division. At university in Chicago, she began teaching privately and was the youngest member in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She played under the batons of maestros Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Sir Mark Elder, and Riccardo Muti, to name a few. While in Chicago Sarah also worked for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducting music clinics on their behalf. She went on to teach violin both in the US and abroad, including the Bangalore School of Music where she also conducted their chamber orchestra. Later in New York City, she studied sculpture with the renowned Rhoda Sherbell at the Art Students League of New York. In an attempt to fuse her love of music and art, 2013-2015 Sarah attended the Violin Making School of America, the premiere violin lutherie school in the country.
In the spring of 2015 her life took another turn as she won a full scholarship to an Eastern music residency at the prestigious Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada. This experience deeply affected her by reawakening her love of music and revealing the futility in her pursuit for lutherie. It was at the Banff Centre that Sarah met Pandit Dhruba Ghosh, a master sarangi player and musician of the Hindustani (North Indian Classical) tradition. Impressed and inspired by Dhruba’s master musicianship and the Indian Classical genre, Sarah moved to Mumbai, India. She studied with him until his passing in July 2017.
Sarah experiences music as the ultimate meditation to connecting to herself and others. Thus, she does not believe in limiting herself in musical genres. She’s dabbled in jazz and Balkan music and extensively studied Western Classical under Charles Pikler, Rony Rogoff, Tom Zelle, Anca Nicolau, Janet Sung, and Marco Fornaciari in Florence, Italy. She’s performed string quartets and other chamber works with Midori, worked with Don Weilerstein, St. Lawrence Quartet, Chee-Yun, and the Brentano String Quartet, among others. It is through her music that she hopes to encourage joy, peace and fulfillment. Non-profit Arts education also takes significant priority in her life. Sarah has taught violin through two programs based on Venezuela’s El Sistema, a free, outreach program. An avid teacher, Sarah currently teaches her own method of violin-ear training-improvisation in her private studio as well as conducts music workshops at home and abroad. Sarah now resides in LA and has recently begun composing— influences spanning from Bach and Brahms, to Roma Gypsy music, Flamenco, Salsa, Arabic and Indian Classical. She created, produced and performed/performs in her own show called Home en Root. For artistic collaboration and educational inquiries, please see her contact information.