Musician Profile: Sarah Dabby

Hailing from Del Mar, California, Sarah Dabby is a violinist, violist, and key business contributor for Eclecta Quartet. Here, she describes her musical background, influences, and minor superpower.

Sarah Dabby
Sarah Dabby
How long have you been playing your instrument?
Since I was seven years old.

Where did you attend school?
Princeton University, BA in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

If you could time travel, what year would you hang out in?
1963.

Proudest musical moment?
Performing with The Family Crest at an intimate, off-the-grid house concert in Austin, TX during the South by Southwest Festival. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work, and our chemistry with the audience was insane.

Greatest influence(s) musically?
Stephane Grappelli, Yo-Yo Ma, Devotchka, Milo Greene, Radiohead, OK Go, Simon and Garfunkel, folk music (especially Russian, Eastern European, and Israeli), Zakir Hussain

Minor Superpower?
The ability to sleep on airplanes.

Guilty pleasure pop song?
“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift.

Other groups you’re involved with?
The Family Crest, Deltron3030, and a lot of freelance work.

Anything Else?
When I’m not performing, I’m the Head of Talent for ClickTime, a small San Francisco-based tech company.