Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and violinist, and the bandleader for her eponymous indie-folk band, the Sarah Goldfeather Band. A “young and multi-talented” (The ABCs of NYC) performer, with “a sweet, bubbly stage presence” (Gili Malinsky, writer for the New York Times and Village Voice), Sarah was a 2014 fellow at the Bang on a Can New Music Festival, and was recently presented by the Permutations concert series, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and was featured in the 2014 Tribeca New Music Festival. In 2014, Sarah released her band’s “downright charming” and “endearing” EP (Listen To Them), Goldfeather.
Sarah is the founder and co-director of the 7-piece new music ensemble Exceptet and one half of the Fragments Duo. She has recently performed with Cooper Boone, Contemporaneous, B-Side Productions, Damien Escobar, Great Caesar, Pete Lanctot and the Stray Dogs, Jesus on the Mainline, CDZA, Furia, Mixtape: A Cover Band for Hipsters, among others. In addition, Sarah has recently collaborated with 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe on her piece “With A Blue Dress On,” Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Christopher Cerrone, Grammy winner Phil Galdston, and other notable composers and songwriters. Sarah received her Masters in violin performance at NYU-Steinhardt, where she served as concertmaster of the NYU Symphony Orchestra and adjunct faculty in violin. Upcoming performances and projects include TedXMet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bard Music Festival with Contemporaneous, the 2015 Bang On A Can Festival, and her band’s newest album (2017).
Sarah currently resides in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and is the caretaker of eleven houseplants.