Sarah Hubbard became enamored with the unique possibilities of the fiddle at a young age, delving headfirst into genres as diverse as Celtic and klezmer. In 2011, Sarah won the Strings Without Boundaries tune-writing competition. Her piece “Devin’s Reel” was arranged by bluegrass fiddler Richard Greene. In 2012, Sarah became a recipient of the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin, awarded in memory of the slain journalist. Since then, she has embarked on a lifelong commitment to playing for peace and unity to preserve Daniel Pearl’s legacy.
Listen to a New England Public Radio interview about Sarah's involvement with the Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin here. Interview starts at 14:36.
Sarah has shared the stage with such notables as Harry Belafonte, Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, A.R. Rahman, Joe Lovano, Nobuo Uematsu, and Canadian fiddler Calvin Vollrath. With a stage presence that is as commanding as it is playful, Sarah proves she is as comfortable in an intimate chamber ensemble as she is at a rousing rock concert. A fan of both electric and acoustic instruments, Sarah plays a 5-string AES London acoustic as well as 5-string NS CR-5 and Mark Wood electric outfits. Sarah is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music. She enjoys both performing and teaching and is passionate about creating social change through music. Other projects include performing as Sprightly, a pop violin enchantress, as well as Rose and Thistle, a string duo. She currently tours with the hip-hop band Flobots.