Sar-Shalom Strong, Pianist, is recognized for highly sensitive performances as soloist and collaborative artist. For over 30 years, he has had the privilege of making music with many international touring artists and multitudes of fine musicians who live and perform in upstate New York.
As core pianist with The Society For New Music, he has been involved in the premiere of dozens of new compositions, and appears on several of their recordings on the Innova label. For ten years he was the pianist of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and has performed orchestral keyboard with virtually all the orchestras in the region.
He performs frequently on the concert series of Civic Morning Musicals, the Skaneateles Festival, A Little Summermusic, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, The Oasis Center of Syracuse, Hamilton College, Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Walker Lecture Series (Concord, NH). He is a founding member of both the Jewell Piano Trio and the Southwick Trio.
Mr. Strong is a Lecturer in Piano and Coordinator of Staff Pianists for Hamilton College, where he has taught since 2001, and was previously associated with Colgate and Syracuse Universities. He is committed to teaching and mentoring aspiring younger musicians: pianists, singers, instrumentalists, and composers, and is active as an adjudicator and vocal coach. In 2012, he was a judge for the Humans in Space Youth Art and Music Competition sponsored by NASA. He is a member of MTNA, American College of Musicians, and the American Federation of Musicians and holds degrees from Knox College and Syracuse University.