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SARA CUBARSI | performer-composer



California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles)
Doctorate of Musical Arts – Performer-Composer Program


Royal Academy of Music (London)
Master of Music in Research and Performance (Violin)


Royal Academy of Music (London)
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Licenciate of the R. A. M. - Teaching Diploma


Purcell School of Music (London)
Advanced Level GCE in Mathematics, Fine Art and Music


CEPSA Oriol Martorell (Barcelona)
compulsory high school education with integrted violin performance studies




California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles)

Music Theory·

              A - Koskta, S. and D. Payne. Tonal Harmony: with an Introduction to Twentieth-Century       


Music Notation

              Mark McGrain. Music notation : theory and technique for music notation

Introduction to composition

              Class in which students outside the Composition program acquire basic knowledge about
             compositional techniques and approaches used today

Rhythm Lab

              Class in which students practice rhythmic sight reading and dication, and learn the basics

               of Western rhythmic notation

Applied Microtonalities

              Class with readings on Helmholtz, Partch, Sethars, Schweinitz, Johnston, and practical     

               composition assignments

Individual composition lessons

Individual Spanish lessons for singers


String sectionals coaching, Orquestra de Cobla i Corda, Barcelona


String sectionals coaching, Jove Orquestra de les Comarques Gironines, Girona


Private violin lessons, London


May 2018

Guest performer with WasteLAnd atREDCAT (Los Angeles)
Premiere of Wolfgang v. Schweinitz’s Cantata, or You are the star in God’s eye

May 2018

Soloist for Ligeti’s Violinkonzert at the Wild Beast concert hall with the Ensemble at CalArts, under
conductor Nicholas Deyoe (CalArts) – Cadenza composed by Sara Cubarsi

Apr 2018

Premiering Sara Cubarsi’s Organsitrum at the Wild Beast concert hall, with Ian Stahl on

March 2018

Concert presented by MicroFest :microtonal landscapes, performing with falcone | cubarsi duo
at Boston Court (Passadena, L.A.)

Feb 2018

Guest performer at La Pedrera during pianist Adrian Blanco’s artist residency, at La Pedrera

Dec 2017

Soloist with VómmaEnsemble playing Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt at South Passadena Music
Conservatory, L.A.

Oct 2017

Performing, composing and producing Six Electric Angels – a concert project with electric
instruments with works by Sara Cubarsi, George Crumb, Rob Wannamaker and David Aguila, at
the R.O.D. concert hall, CalArts (L.A.)

Abril 2017

Research residency at the University f the Arts in Berlin (UdK) with Marc Sabat and recording
project with duo falcone | cubarsi of Sabat’s intonation compositions of Bach’s solo violin sonatas in
7-limit just intonation (Berlin)

Feb 2017

D.M.A. 2 Recital project: the three solo violin sonatas by J. S. Bach at 395Hz on gut strings at
the Wild Beast Concert Hall (L.A. )

Dec 2016

Violin and piano recital with Carles Marigó at La Pedrera (Prokofiev, Bartók, John Cage, Beethoven,

Summer 2016

Artistic residency with ensemble x.y at the HAAS Festival in Yerevan, playing new works by young
composers from around the globe

Dec 2015

Solo violin recital at the San Francisco Centre for New Music: Berio, Ken Ueno, Cubarsi,
Ferneyhough, Bartók.

Feb 2015

Soloist with the Orquestra Nacional de Cambra d’Andorra playing the Spanish première of
Philip Glass’ Second Violin Concerto at the Petit Palau (Barcelona)

Autum 2014

Catalonia tour with pianist Seungwon Lee organized by Musical Youths of Catalonia, premièring the
prize-winner work of the Mompou Competition 2013, in Moià, Figueres, Palafrugell, Tarragona i
Barcelona (amb la pianista Seungwon Lee).

Nov 2014

Violin and piano recital at Palau de la Música in Barcelona, playing Berio, Bartók, i Beethoven
(with Seungwon Lee)




Member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra

Nov 2017

UCLA Baroque Ensemble (on baroque violin) with the UCLA Opera playing Amadigi by Händel

Summer 2017

Berwick Academy Orchestra (on barque violin) at the Bach Oregon Festival under the direction of
Lars Mortensen, Matthew Halls and Monica Huggett

Summer 2016

ensemble x.y (founding member, associate composer since 2014) resicendy at the HASS Fest,

Oct 2013

Manson Ensemble/London Sinfonietta collaborative project playing Gruppen by Stockhausen at
Royal Festival Hall, London

Summer 2013

Member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, “Summer Tour” 2013

Feb 2013

Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy (German tour under Pablo-Heras Casado)


National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), member and leader



Full Scholarship “Beca de LaCaixa” to study a doctorate in the USA


Michael Skloff Scholarship (CalArts)

Abril 2017

Grant from the UdK towards a recording project during a research residency in April 2017


Herb Alpert School of Music Scholarship (CalArts)


Scholarship from the Generalitat de Catalunya (CoNCA, OSIC) towards the BMus and Mmus

Howard Davies Scholarship to study the MMus at the Royal Academy of Music
Santander Univesity Scholarship to study the MMus at the R.A.M.


1st Prize: Premi “El Primer Palau 2013”, Barcelona
Winner of the prize: “Premi de l'emissora Radio Catalunya Música 2013”
Beare Bow Prize (a bow by Derek Wilson) for the highest ranking final BMus recital at the R.A.M.



John B McEwen Instrumental Prize and Peter Gatham Gift – Academic Prize awarded by the
2nd Prize at “Concurs Cordes de Barcelona”


Full scholarship “British Dance & Excellence Scheme” to study at the Purcell School of Music

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