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Sara’s music has been premiered at St. John Smith's Square in London by ensemble x.y, at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid and at Art Share Los Angeles by the Euler Quartet. In September 2023, her new piece for natural horn and keyboard titled “La langue des gargouilles” was premiered at the Lucerne Festival. Current projects that Sara is excited about include: the ongoing artistic project about the tromba marina, for which she is writing a new piece, two new works by Sven-Ingo Koch that Sara will premiere in 2025 (for violin and cembalo, and for violin and vocal ensemble), a CD release of Marc Sabat's Bach Intonazioni together with her violin trio Harmonic Flow, a double e-violin concerto by Katharina Rosenberger, and the complete performance of Bach's Sonatas & Partitas at El Petit Palau (Barcelona, Dec 2024).

Sara regularly performs new music as a violinist of Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, and barroc violin in the freelance scene, often with her early music and experimental duo Lo Desconcert. She has performed as a soloist in L'Auditori de Barcelona, El Palau de la Música Catalana and Berlin Philharmonie among other places.

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Sara explores how putting vibrant matter in and out of sync reveals the fragility of the world in which we live, particularly in the attempt to stabilize vibrations in rational tuning. Acoustic and non-material processes of resonance are a main interest for her, both as a violinist and composer, experimenting with gut strings, instruments with resonance strings (viola d'amore, hardanger fiddle, tromba marina), as well as with melting wax paintings through which Sara reflects on the materiality of tuning, avoiding a partition of the sensible.

Sara studied composition with Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Michael Pisaro at CalArts, where she completed her doctoral degree in 2018 with a full scholarship from La Caixa. 





  • 2018-2019:   Krakow Academy of Music, Krakow

Historically Informed Performance Dipl. with Prof. Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (baroque violin)

  • 2015-2018:   California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles)

Doctorate in Musical Arts, performance & composition

  • 2013-2014:   Royal Academy of Music (London)

Master of Music in Research and Performance

  • 2009-2013:   Royal Academy of Music (London)

Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance

Licentiate of the R. A. M., Teaching Diploma

  • 2007-2009:   Purcell School of Music (London)

Advanced Level GCE: Mathematics, Fine Art, Music

  • 2005-2007:   CEPSA Oriol Martorell (Barcelona)

General high school education and violin performance



  • Since 2019:   Permanent member at Ensemble Musikfabrik, Köln

  • 2015-2018:   Lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts in: Core Music Theory, Microtonality Class, and undergraduate composition lessons

  • Since 2013:   freelance composer, violinist and baroque violinist


  • Since 2019:   Member of Ensemble Musikfabrik, Köln

  • 2019:   Substitute violinist at La Vaghezza (baroque violin)

  • 2018-2019:   Member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Antwerp

  • 2018:   founding member of Lo Desconcert (early music and experimental duo with Carles Marigó)

  • Nov 2017:   UCLA Baroque Ensemble (on baroque violin) with the UCLA Opera, L.A.

  • Summer 2017:   Berwick Academy Orchestra (on baroque violin) at the Bach Oregon Festival 

  • 2013-2015:   member of ensemble x.y

  • Oct 2013:   Manson Ensemble/London Sinfonietta, Royal Festival Hall, London

  • Summer 2013:   Member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Summer Tour 2013

  • Feb 2013:   Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy (German tour with Pablo-Heras Casado)

  • 2008-2013:   National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), member and leader

Awards and prizes: 

  • 2020-2021:   Stipendium vom Ministerium für Kultur NRW

A research and concert project about the tromba marina: Die Trompete der Nonnen 

  • 2016-2018:   Full Scholarship “Beca de LaCaixa” to study a doctorate in the USA

  • 2017-2018:   Michael Skloff Scholarship (CalArts)

  • April 2017:   Grant from the UdK for a recording project during a research residency

  • 2016-2017:   Herb Alpert School of Music Scholarship (CalArts)

  • 2012-2014:   Scholarship from the Generalitat de Catalunya (CoNCA, OSIC) towards the BMus

and MMus studies // 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.

  • 2013:   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.

  • 2012:   John B McEwen Instrumental Prize and Peter Gatham Gift // Academic Prize awarded by

the R.A.M. // 2nd Prize at “Concurs Cordes de Barcelona”

  • 2007-2009:   Full scholarship “British Dance & Excellence Scheme” to study at the Purcell School

of Music

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