Sara Bitloch

As a founding member of the Mediterraneo Piano Trio, Sara was a prizewinner at the 1999 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and has performed in Weill Hall at the Carnegie, In the Louvre Series in Paris and the Kennedy Center, Washington. In 2003, Sara became leader of the Elias String Quartet, which now forms part of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and recently received a Borletti Buitoni award.

Sara has been a participant at the chamber music festivals of Ernen, Switzerland; Kuhmo, Finland; Ravinia, Chicago; Caramoor, New York; Moulin d’Andé, Paris; Music from Salem, New York and regularly attends the IMS Prussia Cove.  Winner of the Szigeti Competition, Budapest, and the Renata Molinari Competition, Switzerland, Sara has performed throughout France, England, Spain and Switzerland as a soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Symphony and the Camerata Lysy.  She has played alongside Yehudi Menuhin, Leon Fleischer, Miriam Fried, Alberto Lysy, Steven Isserlis, Ivry Gitlis, Christoph Richter, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Martin Lovett.

Sara is of French and Catalan origin and studied with Clothilde Munch at the Vivaldi Association, Grenoble and Christian Rouquié at the Perpignan Conservatory.  She also studied with Peter Norris, WhenZhou Li, Margaret Norris and Mauricio Fuks (all at the Yehudi Menuhin School), Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Academy, Switzerland and with Rafael Druian at the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia.

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