Sarah Cunningham

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About Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham is among the world's best-known players of the viola da gamba, with extensive activities as a performer and educator in Europe and in her native U.S. Beginning in 1973, Cunningham performed with such groups as the Boston Camerata and Banchetto Musicale. In 1982, she co-founded the ensemble Sonnerie with violinist Monica Huggett. Beginning in that year, she began to appear as a guest with such major European groups as Fretwork and Phantasm. Her recording career began in 1985 with an appearance on the album Dramatic Laments by Les Eléments. From 1990 to 2000, she served as professor of viola da gamba at Akademie für Alte Musik, and she has been an adjunct faculty member at the Juilliard School in Manhattan since 2010. Cunningham issued a collection of Bach's sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord in 2021, accompanied by Richard Egarr.

Exeter, NH, United States
December 2, 1951
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