A violinist since the age of four, Sarah Charness captivates audiences with her vivacious performances and the vibrant sound of her trademark hot pink, six-string electric violin.
A violinist since the age of four, Sarah Charness captivates audiences with her vivacious performances and the vibrant sound of her trademark hot pink, six-string electric violin. Her unique musical style – the fusion of classical, pop, and electronic dance music – has thrilled fans around the world.
Sarah has appeared at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Prague Opera House, The Chicago Theatre, Massey Hall, and top nightclubs across North America. She has toured North America as a soloist with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and has performed along side Roger Daltry of the Who, Josh Grobin, the Jonas Brothers,and has opened for Diana Ross, Neyo, Flo’Rida, and Jennifer Hudson. Her electric performance capped the 100th anniversary celebration of Grand Central Terminal. Glee cast member Darren Criss highlighted Sarah in his recording of Bob Dylan's New Morning.
Sarah has graced the runway in prominent fashion shows-Pronovias, Vera Wang, Neiman Marcus Fashion Night Out, and Elene Cassis during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. She was featured on The Today Show, New York 1, and NBC’s NY Nightly News and had cover stories in The Daily, Crains New York, Mann About Town, and The International Musician. Sarah has made guest appearances on the Steve Harvey Show, Bethenny Ever After, and CBS’s The Couch.
Sarah's fluorescent pink violin introduces ESPN Boxing every Friday night on ESPN Deportes across the Western Hemisphere.
In 2014, Sarah headlined at the Summer Experience music festival in Cape Town, South Africa as a part of her DJ duo, Surge and Sarah. Sarah released "We Came to Party" on Pop Rox Muzik as a collaboration with the Discokillerz in 2015 and the song reached the Top 50 on Beatport's Electro House Chart.