Sara Cubarsi-Fernandez

Sara Cubarsi-Fernandez

The Catalan violinist Sara Cubarsi is an active soloist, chamber musician and composer. Last February, she gave the Spanish première of Philip Glass' Violin Concerto n.2 with the National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra. Sara is the winner of "El Primer Palau 2013" competition in Spain and the Prize of the radio channel Catalunya Música.

As a composer and researcher, Sara is interested in microtonal string music. She has participated in various contemporary music projects, including the Nashville/London Exchange project between the Royal Academy of Music and Vanderbilt University (Tenessee), a collaborative project in the Atlantic Music Festival (Maine) and participated in the Research Concert series at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague.

Sara was a scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music in London on the Master of Music in Research and Performance course under Tomotada Soh, with a grant from the Catalan government (OSIC). She was an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music under Remus Azoitei and graduated with the Beare Bow Prize 2013 for the highest ranking final recital. She previously studied at the Purcell School of Music under the "Music and Dance Excellence" scholarship from the UK government with Carmel Kaine.

She has given recitals at venues such as the El Palau de la Música Catalana and the Ateneu in Barcelona, the Middle Temple Hall and the Purcell Room in London, the Georges Enescu Museum in Bucharest, and also has participated in various concert cycles including Eaton Square Concert Series, Canterbury Festival and "Cicle de Joves Intèrprets". She has also been a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy, European Union Youth Orchestra and has toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy 2013 and Orquestra de Cadaqués among others.