Sarah Eide is an award winning composer, pianist, singer/songwriter and sound designer currently residing in the Greater Chicago area. With a talent for versatility and collaboration, she graduated magna cum laude from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music with a B.A. in Film Scoring. Sarah has worked on a wide range of visual media projects, including short films, feature length films, commercials and video games.
Having been classically trained on the piano since 5 years old, her music has a distinctly melodic quality, which lends itself well to the writing of memorable themes. While classical music grounded her in technique and musical proficiency, she also soaked in the sounds of many different genres of music, from electronic to ethnic, rock to jazz, and everything in-between. Through this, she matured into a chameleon like composer, not only writing in most genres but also uniquely capable of blending different styles of music.
As a songwriter, she has also collaborated extensively with musicians, lyricists and poets, writing songs that have received much acclaim. Over the past few years, her music has been performed in front of audiences both intimate and large by some of the best upcoming singers and musicians in the business. Much of her success is due not only to her musical proficiency and creativity, but also to her innate ability to work with her colleagues and clients in a personal and professional way.
Born December 28, 1987 and raised in Providence, RI, Sarah began her classical training on the piano at five years old. There she began to explore the world of classical music guided by Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Khachaturian, and more, but even at a young age, she would also find herself influenced by contemporary music, such as The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd, and Tori Amos, each offering her a different musical perspective. From an early age she found her own way to gain the musical experiences she desired. Since 9 years old she competed in various state wide piano competitions, and at 14 she was already being given numerous opportunities that would decidedly set the course of her life as a composer and musician. She was the accompanist and musical director to various ensembles and musicals, and would play in numerous venues, from small private parties to large auditoriums and stages, all with the mentoring and guidance of her piano teacher Marie Panosian, graduate of the Moscow Conservatory. While studying at Berklee, she found herself in a diverse musical environment that, along with her solid classical background, supported her fast paced progress into versatility and flexibility.