Sascha Groschang

Sascha Groschang is an active recitalist and chamber musician, having performed across the United States and Asia. She has appeared at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall numerous times, and gave her solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2009. She has shared the stage with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, Sarah Mclachlan, Amy Grant and has extensive recording experience, including sessions for NBC, Atlantic and Rhino Records.  As an active freelance musician in and around Kansas City, Sascha is an avid performer and composer of new music, improv, non-classical styles and baroque cello. She frequently collaborates with groups such as the KC Chorale, Spire Chamber Ensemble, the New Theatre, Owen/Cox Dance Group, the Coterie Theatre, Quixotic Fusion, the Bach Aria Soloists and NewEar Contemporary Ensemble. She is co-founder, co-composer and cellist of the string duo, “The Wires” which explores unorthodox styles through original compositions. (www.thewires.info).

Sascha is currently principal cellist of the Saint Joseph Symphony and has been on faculty at Missouri Western State University as professor of cello and member of the faculty piano trio. She holds performance degrees from the UMKC Conservatory and Mannes College of Music in New York City, with further studies in chamber music at The Juilliard School and traditional fiddle styles from various workshops around the country including the Folk Alliance International Workshops.  She lives in Kansas City with her husband, two young daughters and two fluffy Persian cats. www.cellolady.com