Originally from West Lafayette, Indiana, Sarah Fuhs studied singing with soprano Yoko Shimizaki-Kilburn and piano with Ray Kilburn at Ball State University. She completed a Bachelor of Music in Composition in 2006 and went on to receive her Master of Arts from Case Western in Early Music Performance Practice in spring 2008, where she studied with renowned baroque singer Ellen Hargis. During this time she received a creative arts grant for directing an ensemble for renaissance music, as well as the Pancoast Memorial Fellowship for advanced baroque studies in Vancouver. She has also participated in professional training workshops in the US, Canada, Germany and Italy, such as the Boston Early Music Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, the Vancouver Baroque Vocal Programme and the Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica. Musically Sarah has been very influenced by her more recent work with Alessandro Quarta, Deborah York and Janet Williams.
In 2008 Sarah made her operatic debut in the role of Dido in Ellen Hargis’ reconstruction of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. She also participated in young artists’ project conducted by Ton Koopman in Carnegie Hall, New York. She toured western Canada with her first professional ensemble for medieval music Voix-Sirènes, which was also recorded and aired on Canada’s public radio CBC 1. She also performed regularly with the Apollo’s Fire Singers and Apollo´s Fire Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell.
Since moving to Berlin, Germany, in 2008 Sarah has performed as a soloist for choir and oratorio projects, including Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beate Virgine, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Kuhnau’s Magnificat and Brahms’ Requiem. She participates as an ensemble member in a number chamber music and early music concerts. She sang for several years with the Palestrina Ensemble and the Arcadia Renaissance Consort, and since 2014 she directs the “Titans Rising” concert series for Early Music in Berlin-Charlottenburg. As the musical director of the Titans Rising Ensemble for early music, Sarah has produced over a dozen concert programs of medieval, renaissance and early baroque vocal music.