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Sara Troback

  • Violinist

Biography

Sara Trobäck was born in 1978 in Örebro, Sweden and began playing the violin at the age of five. In 1994, she joined the Gothenburg College of Music where she studied under Tibor Fulep, and in 1996 she entered the Royal Academy of Music in London under the world-renowned Gyorgy Pauk. In 2001, she graduated and was awarded a Dip. R.A.M diploma and the Dove prize for final recitals. Sara has also participated in master classes with Lord Yehudi Menhuin, Ruggerio Ricci, Franco Gulli, Dimitr Sitkovetsky and Joshua Bell. Of special note was Sara's exhilarating lesson with Russian virtuoso Maxim Vengerov, which was filmed by British television and broadcasted throughout Europe.

In 1996, Sara was a prizewinner of 'Juventus' in France, and in 2000 she won first prize and the audience's prize in the Julio Cardona International Violin Competition. The Swedish Music Festival Association appointed Sara 'Artist of the Year 2002'. Other prizes include the HRH Princess Alice's Prize, the Emily Anderson Prize, the Beare Prize, the Dorothy Grinstead Memorial Fund Prize and the Florence Hooton/David Martin Concerto Prize in which Sara played the Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Royal Academy of Music Sinfonia.

Sara has appeared several times on Swedish radio and television. She performed before the King and Queen of Sweden at the live broadcast of the Polar Music Prize Ceremony in 1993, and in England, she was chosen by Julian Lloyd-Webber to perform on GMTV. Sara is the soloist on three CD's, one of which is with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for the label Naxos.