Sara Silva was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied violin at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She later continued her studies at the Frederic Chopin Conservatory in Paris, France where she earned a Bachelor degree. In France, she took part at “Les Arcs” Music Festival as a member of the International Orchestra of UNESCO in Paris. After her graduation from the conservatory, she returned to Bogota and became a member of The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia with which she worked for 6 years.
In 2003 she came to the USA and earned her MM in violin performance from the Syracuse University. Since her arrival onto the music scene in upstate New York she had performed with many orchestras and chamber music collectives in the area, including Syracuse Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-City Opera, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Catskills Symphony and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. She resides in New York City and is a tenured member of Sinforia Orchestra (formerly Syracuse Symphony). She is a founding member of the NYC-based Tango sextet Abaddon. In addition, she is an avid educator and teaches violin at The Music Conservatory of Westchester.