Noa Sarid is an Israeli violinist and chamber musician. She is the first violinist of the Dior Quartet, the String Quartet-in-residence at Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. With the Dior Quartet, Noa won the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition (second prize, 2021), the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Competition (bronze medal, 2019), and the 9th Plowman Chamber Music Competition (first prize, 2019). Coached by the Pacifica Quartet, the Dior Quartet also studied with members of the Alban Berg, St. Lawrence, Danish, Artemis, Ébène, and Belcea Quartets.
As a chamber musician, Noa is a Naxos Records artist (2020) and a four-time winner of the Jerusalem Academy of Music Chamber Competition (2015-2018). As a soloist, Noa toured in Israel and Europe with The Symphonette Ra’anana and The Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestras and participated in The Aspen Music Festival and School as a full scholarship recipient.
Noa is committed to advocating social justice through music. She took part in the Musethica International Chamber Music Festival in 2017, performing in hospitals, shelters for survivors of domestic violence, prisons, and schools for children with special needs. As part of her military service, Noa toured Israel with the Israel Defense Forces String Quartet, delivering lecture-recitals in army bases.
As an educator, Noa sees the importance of violin studies as a vehicle for empowerment. Scientifically proven to improve cognitive and social skills, learning music promotes values of perseverance, responsibility, and dedication as it gives students a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Music gives individuals an outlet to communicate and express their emotions, allowing students to feel more connected to the community as it has an unmitigated way to generate empathy and understanding of someone else’s experience.
Noa teaches beginner and intermediate levels using such renowned methods as Suzuki, Ševčík, Schradieck, and Kreutzer. As a mentor, Noa implements a diverse viewpoint, celebrating the unique backgrounds, abilities, bodies, and individualities of each of her students. She therefore adjusts the traditional ways of playing the violin for the new generation of violinists in highlighting the correlation between music, body, and soul.
Noa holds a master’s degree in Violin Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Her violin mentors include Simin Ganatra, Roi Shiloah, and Nava Milo.