Sarah Cantor is a recorder virtuoso specializing in the interpretation of contemporary and early music. She holds degrees in early music and Spanish from The Indiana University Early Music Institute and the Royal Conservatory in Holland, where she studied with Marion Verbruggen.
Her many appearances as recorder soloist include concerto concerts and recordings for The Berkshire Bach Society; with violinists Eugeine Drucker and Ani Kavafian; Boston Cecilia with soprano Lisa Saffer; The Gloria Dei Contores choir; and Sarasa with violinist Elizabeth Bloomenstock, and Soprano Emily van Evera. She has played under the direction of Ton Koopman, Stanley Ritchie, and Kenneth Cooper.
She has given solo recitals for The Boston Early Music Festival, The Boston Recorder Society, The Massachusetts Council of the Arts, The King’s Chapel Recital Series, Marlboro college, Sing-Sing prison, The Almity School in Arrezo, Italy, and The National Theater of Limon, Costa Rica. She is also an active chamber musician and is a founding member of the following ensembles that frequently perform live on New England public radio stations: The Hague Baroque Ensemble, The Artemis Trio, The Brookline Early Music Ensemble, Saltarello, Sarasa, Newton Baroque and La Sylva.
In addition to her performing career, she is an active teacher and dancer. Ms. Cantor has worked as a dancer and musician for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and in numerous Christmas Revels productions.
She has given early music workshops for the New England Conservatory baroque orchestra, Ars Longa ensemble in Cuba, and various chapters of The American Recorder Society. Ms. Cantor taught dance and served as head of the early music programs at the Brookline Music School and the Putney Summer Arts program. She was a finalist in the 2007 Early Music America Medieval Renaissance competition.