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 and has extensive recording experience, including sessions for NBC, Atlantic and Rhino Records. As a 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, and Bach Aria Soloists. She is co-founder, co-composer and cellist of the string duo, “The Wires” which explores unorthodox styles through original compositions.
Sascha is currently principal cellist of the Saint Joseph Symphony and a core member of NewEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
Sascha is the cellist and co-composer of the alternative string duo, “The Wires“, which explores a variety of non-traditional string techniques and styles through original compositions. She is also co-executive director of “Wired In”, the annual summer strings creative workshop presented by The Wires. The Wires released their first full-length album in the fall of 2012, and is currently working on their sophomore album. Sascha holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory and a graduate diploma in performance from Mannes College of Music in New York City, with further studies in chamber music at the Juilliard School and traditional music at the Folk Alliance International Workshops.
She has formerly been on faculty at Missouri Western State University as instructor 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 styles from the Folk Alliance International Workshops. She lives in Hyde Park with her husband, two young daughters and two fluffy Persian cats.
Sascha was one of the original members of The Opus 76 Quartet, playing in the ensemble from 2017 - 2020.
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