Sara DeCorso grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska in a musical household, both of her parents being clarinetists. She began her violin studies with Dr. Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, received her Bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio as a student of Marilyn McDonald, and completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University in New York under the tutelage of Mitchell Stern.
After having worked with early music specialists such as Arthur Haas, Phoebe Carrai, Manfred Kraemer, and Kenneth Slowik, she sought to more fully immerse herself in historical performance, and in 2002 was awarded a grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund of Boston to pursue baroque violin studies with Enrico Gatti at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag.
Since that time she has worked with a variety of period instrument orchestras and chamber ensembles, including Musica ad Rhenum, Van Swieten Society, B’Rock, Anima Eterna Brugge, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, and New Collegium, with whom she has received a Diapason d'Or and prize at the International Van Wassenaer Competition. She has performed in important concert halls and festivals throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia, and taught at workshops in the US and Brazil.
She plays on a violin buit by Louis Socquet, Paris 1781.