Violinist Sabrina Tabby, from Philadelphia, began taking lessons at age 6 in addition to piano and ballet lessons. She developed a fondness for chamber music at a very young age, playing regularly with her twin sister, a cellist. In high school, she and her sister were featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” series and television show at Carnegie Hall.
At the Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying with Laurie Smukler and Luis Garcia-Renart, Sabrina had opportunities to perform across four continents, as concertmaster of the Conservatory Orchestra, in string quartets and piano trios, as well as in various baroque and new music ensembles; and as winner of the 2013 Concerto Competition, she performed as a soloist with the orchestra. In addition to her degree in performance, Sabrina also received a Bachelor’s degree in French Studies.
A founding member of the New York based new music ensemble, Contemporaneous, she is prominently featured on Innova Recordings album “Stream of Stars: Music of Dylan Mattingly,” released in 2012, and premiered David Bloom’s concerto that was written for her with the American Symphony Orchestra in May 2013.
Sabrina has participated in numerous chamber music and orchestral festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Meadowmount School of Music, YOA Orchestra of the Americas, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In June 2016 she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern where she studied with and assisted Gerardo Ribeiro, and also worked closely in an intensive string quartet program with the Dover Quartet.