Cellist Sarah Rommel makes her debut with Music of Remembrance in the January 2021 Art From Ashes concert. She is a top-prize winner of the 2014 George Enescu International Cello Competition in Romania, and a recipient of several grants and awards including a Williamson Foundation Grant, Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Grant, and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Sarah has actively participated in the Piatigorsky Cello Festival, Academie Musicale de Villecroze, and IMS Prussia Cove and has worked closely with professors David Geringas, Gary Hoffman, and Frans Helmerson. She has been invited to perform at festivals such as Music from Angel Fire (NM), Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Kingston Chamber Music Festival (RI), Chamber Music Sedona, as well as Caramoor’s Evnin Rising Stars Series, Chamber Music New Zealand, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Yellow Barn, and Marlboro Music. Sarah has collaborated with composers John Adams, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Higdon, Steve Mackey, and Kaija Saariaho, pianist Jonathan Biss, violinists Lucy Chapman, Pamela Frank, Joseph Lin and Scott St. John, and violists Atar Arad, Kim Kashkashian and Nobuko Imai. Sarah began cello at age twelve and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied with Peter Wiley and Ralph Kirshbaum respectively.