Sarah Wejman, 17, viola

March 19, 2022, 11:00 am

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A viola recital today on Introductions: Sarah Wejman is a high school senior and student of Desirée Ruhstrat. She presents music of JS Bach, H. Leslie Adams, Max Reger and Ernest Bloch, with pianist Liang-yu Wang. Thanks to Delmark Records for hosting this recording session.

Sarah Wejman is a senior at New Trier High School, and has played viola since fourth grade. She currently studies with Desirée Ruhstrat, a professor at Northwestern University. She is the principal violist of the New Trier Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Sarah has been a member of the Midwest Young Artist Conservatory (MYAC) Orchestra for four years, and is the principal violist of the Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she was accepted into the Illinois Music Education Association’s regional and state conferences for the last three years. She received first place in the Walgreens Concerto Competition MYAC Senior Division Early Music Category, and second place in the Society of American Musicians Intermediate Viola Division.

Sarah also enjoys volunteering through music. Last, she coordinated a virtual music video for the In Crescendo Project, in which students of Desirée Ruhstrat partnered with young Colombian music students. She also has performed several times for the residents of the Merion Senior Living Community in Evanston during the pandemic.

This fall, she will be attending Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, studying music education, and The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. Aside from music, Sarah enjoys fencing, tutoring, and spending time with family and friends.



Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008:
I. Prelude

Leslie Adams: L’extase d’amour

Max Reger: Solo Viola Suite in G minor, Op. 131d, No. 1:
I. Molto sostenuto

Ernest Bloch: Suite for viola and piano:
IV. Molto vivo

Sarah Wejman, viola
Liang-yu Wang, piano