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Widely acclaimed for her warm, effortless and impeccable sound, Sara Ferrández is fast

emerging as one of the most exciting violists of her generation.

Despite her youth Sara has already performed in some of the major concert halls around the

globe, including Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie,Victoria Hall, L’Auditori in Barcelona

or Salzburg Festspielhaus.

Recent and forthcoming highlights include her debut with the Spanish National Symphony

Orchestra(Julio García Vico)and Orquesta de Extremadura(Andrés Salado), as well as her

collaboration with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra(Cristian Macelaru), Orquesta Sinfónica

del Principado de Asturias (Lina González Granados) and Orquesta Sinfónica RTVE (Chloé

van Soeterstède). This season will mark the start ofa very exciting and inspiring partnership

with the Orquesta del Principado de Asturiasas their new Artistic Collaborator. 2023 also sees

the release of Sara’s first EP: “En La Intimidad”, where she explores one of Bach’s greatest

works, the Suite No.1 in G major.

Sara Ferrández

Chamber music has always held a special place in Ferrández’s musical life. She is frequently

invited to play in several international festivals, including Verbier Festival, Classiche Forme,

Arezzo Festival, Utrecht Chamber Music Festival or Sion Festival, where she has the pleasure

of collaborating with highly esteemed artists such as Janine Jansen, Beatrice Rana, Amihai

Grosz, Pablo Ferrández, Vilde Frang, Kian Soltani or Daishin Kashimoto, amongst others.

Sarais a former member of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic (2019-2022), and

she regularly performs with members of the orchestra. She’s also part of the West Eastern

Divan Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Daniel Barenboim and she has collaborated on

several occasions with the ensemble “Mutter’s Virtuosi”, performing alongside world-class

violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

 

Born in Madrid in 1995, Sara grew up in a family of musicians, and started playing viola at 3

years-old before attending the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid aged 13. She

continued her studies in the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, under internationally

renowned violist Tabea Zimmermann, where she obtained both her Bachelor and Master

degree. Currently, Sara is enjoying her time as a student at the Kronberg Academy, studying

with Professor Nobuko Imai.

Sara plays on a David Tecchler viola (1730), the third of 3 Violas and a bow from Nicolas

Léonard Tourte - both generously loaned by Stephan Jansen on behalf and as a member of the

Stretton Society.