Irish cellist Sarah McMahon enjoys a varied career as principal cellist with the Academy of Ancient Music, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Marsyas and Camerata Kilkenny, collaborating closely with Peter Whelan, Malcolm Proud, Laurence Cummings and Richard Egarr amongst others. She also regularly plays as guest principal with London Handel Orchestra, Florilegium, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Arcangelo and Dunedin Consort.
Sarah is passionate about chamber music and a founding member of the Callino String Quartet. Their recording for Coro of Haydn’s The Seven Last Words has met with critical acclaim, and their recent collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam in 2019 and has toured to festivals in Montreal, Kerala, Bilbao and Edinburgh.
Sarah is professor of historical cello at the Royal College of Music in London and Berwick Academy at the University of Oregon.
Sarah gratefully acknowledges support from Music Network and Arts Council of Ireland through their Capital Award scheme.