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.
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