Sara Deborah Struntz | violin
German-born violinist Sara Deborah Struntz enjoys a wide-ranging performing career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, playing on both modern and period instruments.musician, playing on both modern and period instruments.
She has appeared as a soloist at the Wiener Konzerthaus, St James Piccadilly and Cadogan Hall and has performed as a chamber musician and as a soloist at festivals including the York Early Music Festival, Trigonale, London Handel Festival and Fraenkischer Sommer. She performs recitals across Europe in the duo with her husband, pianist Alessandro Timossi and won a Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists in 2008. As a member of the chamber groups Ensemble Amaranthos and the Chiaros-tists in 2008. As a member of the chamber groups Ensemble Amaranthos and the Chiaroscuro Quartet she has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St-Martin-in-the-Ficids, The Sage/Gates-head, Aldeburgh Music and King’s Place and broadcast for BBC Radio 3. She regularly works with the UK’s leading baroque ensembles and was a the Phoebe Fellow at thmember of the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2008.
Sara Deborah obtained her Masters of Music and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London, in 2007 studying with Natalia Boyarsky and Adrian Butterfield as a scholar of various foundations including the Leverhulme and Amaryllis Fleming Trusts, Peter Pirazzi-Stiftung and Ev. Studienwerk Villigst. She was coached in masterclasses by Rachel Podger, Catherinecoached in masterclasses by Rachel Podger, Catherine Mackintosh, Robert Levin and Sir Roger Norrington among others and has worked under Lars-Urik Mortensen, Enrico Onofri, Ivan Fischer and Vladimir Jurowski. During 2007/08 she was appointed the Phoebe Benham Junior Fellow at the RCM, and since January 2008 has worked as an Assistant teacher for violin at the Yehudi Menuhin School.