*1995 in Spain
2012 and 2013 Mit Musik – Miteinander, participant
2016 Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
2022 Kronberg Festival, concert
Since 2021 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Nobuko Imai
funded by the Dorothea Neuhaus Scholarship
Sara Ferrández was born into a family of musicians in Madrid in 1995, and began playing the viola at the age of three. She was admitted to Madrid’s Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when she was 13 years old. After completing her studies there, she was granted a Juventudes Musicales scholarship to study abroad and also received a Hezekiah Wardwell Scholarship sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation. She subsequently continued her studies in Berlin with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler School of Music.
Aged just seven years, Ferrández began performing in Spain’s most renowned concert halls, including the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo and L'Auditori in Barcelona. Since then, she has developed her international career with concerts in venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie, Victoria Hall in Geneva and Salzburg’s Grosses Festspielhaus. In 2013 she was a soloist with the Sony Orchestra directed by Frans Helmerson, and 2014 saw her return for a performance at Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música.
A passionate chamber musician, Ferrández is often invited to play at prestigious festivals, such as the Verbier Festival, Festival Musika-Música, the Zagreb Chamber Music Festival and the Rolandseck Festival. She has also been a guest of Anne-Sophie Mutter in her ensemble “MutterVirtuosi”.
Since December 2019, Sara Ferrández has been a member of the Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker and a member of the West Eastern Divan Orchestra directed by Maestro Daniel Barenboim.
She plays a viola by Stephan Peter Greiner from 2015 with a bow by Nicolas Léonard Tourte, which is loaned to her by Stephan Jansen.
Sara Ferrández performed at the Kronberg Academy Festival in 2013. In 2016, she participated in Chamber Music Connects the World, playing alongside Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff and Vilde Frang. Since October 2021, she has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai. Her studies are funded by the Dorothea Neuhaus scholarship.
Last updated: September 2021