Sarah Bernstein is a violinist, composer, improviser, vocalist and poet. Her duo Unearthish
with Satoshi Takeishi presents minimalist motifs with avant-jazz song form and original poetry, and improvisational trio Iron Dog
with Stuart Popejoy and Andrew Drury showcases her sonic range on processed violin and spoken word. Her recently debuted Chamber Project
includes a string quartet with Scott Tixier, Mat Maneri, and Rubin Kodheli, alongside new compositions for nine instruments in various configurations. The Sarah Bernstein Quartet
with Kris Davis, Stuart Popejoy, and Ches Smith features her works for violin and rhythm section. Other recent work is with Anthony Braxton, Adam Rudolph, Joseph Daley, Vinny Golia, Anders Nilsson, Peter Nilsson, Dave Scott, and Emilie Lesbros. Her film scores include the web documentaries of photojournalist Katja Heinemann. Originally from San Francisco, Sarah lives in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA in Violin Performance from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Jazz Studies from CUNY Queens College.