Sarah Palmer and Ewa Telega

Sarah Palmer is a violinist, violist, pianist, and teacher. Sarah fell in love with classical music by growing up in her mother’s music studio and taking piano and violin lessons. Sarah distinguished herself from an early age, earning a “Most Promising Musician” medal at seven years old in her native country, South Korea. It was not until Sarah moved to the U.S. at 9 years old that she developed her passion for violin and string instruments under apprenticeship of Byung Woo Kim of Juilliard. Studies continued at University of California, San Diego with János Négyesy and David Medine, under whom she served as concertmistress of the University of California-San Diego Chamber Orchestra and first violinist in the UCSD chamber ensembles and La Jolla Symphony. While attending university, Sarah taught private and group lessons and led a number of ensembles including a senior community choir, an elementary school orchestra and a worship team at her local church. Sarah believes in making music a fun and enjoyable experience for all ages and levels.

As a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Sarah was recently introduced to improv and “fiddling” with classic rock, thanks to her father-in-law, Terry Palmer of Lynden’s The Rewinders! As a new graduate of the MFT program at Bethel Seminary, Sarah looks forward to pursuing music therapy and incorporating the joy of music in private and group counseling settings.

Ewa Telega graduated with Honours in Piano Performance from the Academy of Music in Łòdź, Poland and received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the University of California, Irvine. Ewa was invited to give a command performance for the leader of the Polish Solidarity Movement – Lech Wałęsa in Los Angeles in 2006. An enthusiastic proponent of the piano music of Frederic Chopin, Ewa has performed his works in Poland, Switzerland, the US and Canada. Ewa Telega is also in demand as a collaborative pianist and served on the faculty of California State University, Los Angeles as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, BC. Ewa was born and raised in Łòdź, Poland. After graduating from the Academy of Music, she immigrated to the United States and maintained a private teaching studio in Long Beach, California for over a decade. Now she resides in Abbotsford, Canada and is a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Ewa teaches piano and theory to students ranging from beginning through advanced levels and is currently is on faculty of Columbia Bible College. A vivid performer and accompanist, Ewa frequently performs as a soloist or accompanist at various festivals and concerts in the Lower Mainland. She performed a harpsichord part of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi in the Calvin Dyck Soloist and Orchestra Concert in the Envision Twilight Concert Series in Mission Heritage Park, and also was invited to join the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra in the performance of Four Seasons in 2011. In November of 2013 Ewa joined pianist Betty Suderman in performance of two piano part of Brahms’ German Requiem with Valley Festival Singers. In October 2018, Ewa collaborated with Betty Suderman in performance of Mozart double piano concerto as featured artists in 2018 CSO Piano Extravaganza.