Meet the Musicians

Meet the Musicians

Get to know the amazing musicians of the Memphis Symphony!

Sara Chiego

Sara Chiego

Colleges attended: Northwestern University, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Memphis
Most influential musical teachers: Warren Benfield, Oscar Zimmerman, Barry Green
First Season with the MSO: 1979
Teaching Positions: Rhodes College, Univ. of Memphis Sounds of Summer, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Allegheny Summer Music Festival
As a Chamber Musician: Arts in the Park Series, Edinburg, Scotland; Music at Antioch, Yellow Springs, Ohio; Taft Museum Chamber Series, Cincinnati, Ohio
Appeared as a soloist with: The Memphis State Orchestra performing the Koussevitzky Concerto
Notable achievements: Beethoven Club Competition Winner
MSO Community Involvement: private studio

 

FUN FACTS!


Favorite Memphis restaurant: Huey's-love the cheese fries!
Describe your family and pets: I've been married to my husband and best friend, John, for 34 years! I have three boys Chris, Andrew and Peter, all four years a part in school. Chris will be completing his Phd around the time Andrew graduates college and Peter high school. We have an aspiring chemical engineer, a biomedical engineer/physicist and a political scientist with a passion for history in the family! I also have two great dogs, Lucky and Brisco, that shed profusely!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go: Greek Island of Skopelos where they filmed Mamma Mia!
Favorite hobby: pilates, baking and swimming
Age you started your instrument: 12-they needed a bass player! I had large hands and could read music!
Favorite book, movie, or TV show: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Most embarrassing moment on stage: A Halloween Pops Concert. The bass section dressed up as martians. I was allergic to the green paint and really uncomfortable by the end of the show!
Favorite piece of music: Israel Kamakakwiwo'ole's rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It's a Wonderful World
Interesting Fact about yourself: I was born in Lahore, West Pakistan and I am an independent business owner, a Senior Sales Director in Mary Kay.