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Dr. Kenneth Sarch has a varied and exciting career as a concert artist. For nearly 15 years, he developed a following as Concertmaster of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Sarch currently performs as Concertmaster for the Bloomsburg University Symphony and the Lycoming College Community Orchestra. He has performed as soloist with the orchestra, collaborating with violinist, Jennifer Sacher-Wiley in the Holst Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra, which was televised on WVIA Public Television.  and he was the featured violin soloist with the Williamsport Symphony in the Autumn and Winter Concertos from Vivaldi The Four Seasons. In 2008, Kenneth Sarch was violin soloist in the Mozart Symphonie Concertante with violist Madeleine Darmiento and the Millersville (PA) University Orchestra. He recently was featured as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil in Santa Cruz, Bolivia playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

In concert, Ken has presented recitals throughout the United States and internationally  in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Canada. Some of the Sarch Program Themes  are: “Gypsy and Jazz”, “Dances Around The World”, “The Violinist as Composer”, “American Violin Music”.  He brings to his performances a powerful tone, virtuosic technique, and a deep and passionate musical expression.

His chamber music playing has been equally impressive: 1st violinist of the Boston String Quartet in residence at New England Conservatory, violinist of the Shenandoah Piano Trio at Shenandoah University Conservatory, and chamber music at Tanglewood, FAME Festival (NJ), Brevard Music Festival (NC), Alabama String Summit, and many college music series.

In May 2011, Kenneth Sarch was invited to appear in recital at the Saint Malo International Music Festival held in Panama. During this Festival, he premiered the Narcisco Garay Violin Sonata (1901) with American pianist Daniel Rieppel, and performed the Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata with American pianist David Viscoli. Garay, one of Panama's leading composers, studied with Gabriel Faure in Paris.

His appearances as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, as well as his many radio and television performances have earned him an international reputation.                Violinist Kenneth Sarch

Press Reviews

HARTFORD TIMES                                                                       

"an artist who performs with a flair for the colorful"

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

"played with energy and convincing musicianship"

L’INFORMATION (Tel Aviv)

"performed with absolute conviction and mastery"

EL NACIONAL (Caracas)

"a beautiful concert"

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