Sachin Shukla

Teaches Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

SMMS viola, viola, violin

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Sachin Shukla is a violist and teacher based in Boston. He is on the faculty of the Powers Music School and the Boston Music Project, and a member of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Performances have brought him to the stages of Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and NEC’s Jordan Hall, and he has performed with NEC’s conductorless Chamber Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Philharmonic, among others.

Sachin won the 2021 Northwestern Viola Prize and has performed at festivals including the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Taconic Music, and Cazenovia Counterpoint. He is also active in the world of historically informed performance, having performed in orchestras led by Aislinn Nosky, Ingrid Matthews, and Phoebe Carrai.

Sachin’s article on the Walton Viola Concerto, which he presented at the American Viola Society’s Annual Conference in June 2022, was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Viola Society, after garnering first place in its 2021 David Dalton Research Competition. Another one of his papers was featured at the 2022 Galant Schemata conference.

Sachin is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he is currently pursuing further graduate studies, and Northwestern University, where he studied with Mai Motobuchi and Helen Callus respectively.

In addition to his musical activities, Sachin is also a public policy enthusiast. He served as research assistant to Diane Schanzenbach and Ajay K. Mehrotra, and was a member of the executive board of Northwestern University’s Political Union for three years, culminating in a term as co-president.