Sarah Fuller has been acting as principal harpist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and is principal harpist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. The Baltimore Sun has hailed Fuller’s orchestral playing as “refined,” and praised her as a concerto soloist for having “matched pristine technique with poetic phrasing.”
Beyond her orchestral engagements, Fuller leads an active musical life. As a soloist she has performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp concerto with the Baltimore Symphony and concerti by Debussy, Ravel, and Mozart with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she frequently performs on series such as Chamber Music by Candlelight in Baltimore with members of the BSO. She also collaborates with notable groups such as Philadelphia’s contemporary ensemble, Dolce Suono, and Network for New Music, with whom she has made several recordings including two world premieres. Fuller has appeared as principal harpist of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra since 2018.
A native of Philadelphia, Fuller holds a master’s degree in music from Indiana University and studied at the New England Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School for her bachelor’s degree. She is also a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. In 2011 Fuller joined the faculty of the University of Maryland and in the summers teaches at both the National Orchestral Institute and Pacific Music Institute.
Fuller makes her Cabrillo Festival soloist debut on Saturday, August 10, when she performs in the West Coast premiere of Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women.