Sara Vicente was born in Tudela de Navarra (Spain) and started studying music when she was seven years old.
She studied her Bachelor's degree in the Haute École de Musique de Genève and furthered her studies with a Master's degree in the class of Philippe Racine in the Zürcher Hochschule der Kunste, completing a Volontariat in the orchestra of the Opernhaus Zürich.
Other important influences for her musical development have been lessons with Sabine Poyé-Morel, Haika Lübke (Tonhalle Zürich), Serge Saitta (Les Arts Florissants Paris), Magdalena Martínez (Opernhaus Valencia), Jacques Zoon, Emily Beynon and Silvia Careddu.
She has been prize-winner in many international competitions in France (UFAM/ Léopold Bellan Paris) and Spain (Joaquin Maya-Pamplona), and she has also been awarded several scholarships throughout her career such as „Becas Master Navarra“, “Príncipe de Viana-Stiftung”, Bruno Schuler-Stiftung und Marguerite Meister-Stiftung.
Sara collaborates professionally with different orchestras and ensembles and she is extra player in Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Other ensembles include Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Ensemble Contrechamps Genève, Ensemble TaG, Zürcher Symphoniker, Orchester der Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth, JONDE (Jungendorchester Spanien). She is a member of the historically informed ensemble Chiave d'Arco, a joint member of Abchordis Ensemble (Andrea Bucarella) and she has performed with groups such as Berlin Baroque and Bach Akademie Luzern. She has performed in venues such as the Philharmonie Berlin, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and she has recorded for the labels Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Channel Classics.
Sara combines her freelance activity with further studies of the historical flutes at the renowed Schola Cantorum Basilensis with Marc Hantaï.
ENSEMBLES & COLLABORATIONS
CHIAVE D'ARCO BAROCKORCHESTER
The Zurich-based ensemble was formed in 2016 after years of friendship and several musical encounters among their members. It specialises in the research and historically informed performance of orchestral repertoire of the late 17th and 18th century.
Abchordis Ensemble was founded in 2011 with the desire to shine a light on masterpieces of Italian baroque, that until now were unpublished and unedited in modern times. To this end, the ensemble has undertaken a careful and scrupulous musical research activity, devoted mainly to rediscovering sacred Italian music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Sara has an extensive experience in teaching. Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced student, she will be able to adapt to your needs.