Born in Barcelona, Sara Cubarsi has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician, as well as a performer-composer, in the United States and Europe. As a violinist, her main focus is contemporary music, but she enjoys exploring a wide variety of styles and practices – from early music on baroque violin to heavy metal on electric. Sara has performed in new music festivals such as MicroFest (Los Angeles), Darmstadt Summer Course, Lucerne Festival, and in early music festivals such as Festival d’Ambronay and Festival Torroella de Montgrí, as well as toured with the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Previous to her move to Cologne, Sara completed her doctoral studies with a full grant from Fundació LaCaixa at the California Institute of the Arts in 2018, where she was studying composition under Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Michael Pisaro, researching in the field of what is usually referred to as microtonal music, and modern/baroque violin with Andrew McIntosh. Sara is the winner of various prizes such as El Primer Palau (Spain), Beare Bow Prize (Royal Academy of Music) and Premi Catalunya Música, as well as a past artist in residence at La Pedrera (Barcelona). Important influences and inspirations in Sara’s life come from a mix of artists, namely Johann Sebastian Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Joseph Beuys, Lars von Trier, Marc Sabat, and Francis Bacon.