Originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Sarah Neufeld began playing the violin at the age of 3. Her musical pursuits led her to move to Montreal, QC, in 1998, where she resides to this day. She is best known as a member of the indie rock phenomenon Arcade Fire, as well as instrumental post-rock ensemble, Bell Orchestre. With these bands, she has received five Juno awards, two Brit awards, Canada's Polaris Prize, and a Grammy for Best Album (cumulatively). Other projects include collaborations with Montreal bands The Luyas, Snailhouse, and Esmerine. In 2011, Neufeld was commissioned to write a piece for solo violin by director Jason Last for a short film (Scalpel/Stradivarius) for Vogue Italia. A full length album of solo material produced by Nils Frahm is due to be released in 2013.
In addition to this busy schedule of touring and recording, Sarah has dedicated her life to a personal practice of yoga, and became a certified instructor of Moksha Yoga in 2009. She is now co-owner of Moksha Yoga NYC, the first Moksha studio opened in NY.