Sabrina Bradford is a 20 year-old violinist from Washington, D.C. currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in music performance at Vanderbilt University under the tutelage of Dr. Carolyn Huebl, former associate principal second violin of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Sabrina began her musical studies at the age of 7 through local youth orchestra programs, and then continued on to play in regional orchestras across the Washington, D.C. area, serving as a section first violinist in the Capital City Symphony, as well as assistant principal second violin in the Landon Symphonette. She has sat in leadership positions in various student ensembles, including concertmaster for the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, principal second violin of the Vanderbilt University Orchestra, and concertmaster of the Vanderbilt University Opera Orchestra. Additionally, she has been selected to play various times in the Vanderbilt University Chamber Orchestra, a student ensemble dedicated to playing chamber orchestra works, often without conductor. In the summer of 2016, she served as assistant principal second violin in a side-by-side concert with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center, playing under Maestro Hans Graf.
Sabrina’s past teachers have included Ms. Shelley Mathews of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Richmond Philharmonic, Dr. Marjorie Bagley of UNC-Greensboro, and Mrs. Carole Evans of the National Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in masterclasses with renowned violinists such as Noah Bendix-Balgley, Rachel Barton-Pine, Jennifer Ross, Jeff Thayer, Soovin Kim, Martin Chalifour, Charles Wetherbee, and Zoya Leybin. Her summer studies have taken her across the country to study with faculty from major conservatories, members of major American orchestras, and successful chamber musicians at institutions such as Brevard Music Center, Sphinx Performance Academy, the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, the National Orchestral Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, and Kent/Blossom Music Festival.