Sara Deborah Struntz, violin

German-born violinist Sara Deborah Struntz completed her postgraduate studies with Natalia Boyarsky and Adrian Butterfield (baroque) at the Royal College of Music with a Masters of Music and Artist Diploma as a scholar of various German and English foundations including the Leverhulme and Amaryllis Fleming trusts. In masterclasses she was further inspired by some of the foremost musicians like Yehudi Menuhin, Ana Chumachenco, Rachel Podger, Catherine Mackintosh, Robert Levin and Sir Roger Norrington. She is currently the RCM’s Phoebe Benham Junior Fellow and an Assistant Teacher for Violin at the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Her roots as a performer lie in services and concerts at care homes, hospitals and prisons. As a soloist she has performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus, St James Piccadilly and various European festivals, and been broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk in Germany. A prize winner at several German and British competitions she won a Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists 2008 leading to engagements for several music societies and orchestras in the 2008/09 season including the Brahms concerto in June 2009. A versatile chamber music player, Sara Deborah performs recitals throughout Europe as half of the Duo Timossi with her husband, and appearances with her string quartet Chiaroscuro and Ensemble Amaranthos have included the Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Music and York Early Music Festival. She regularly works with the UK’s leading baroque ensembles including the OAE, the Sixteen, Florilegium, La Serenissima and Dunedin Consort, and is a member of the 2008 European Union Baroque Orchestra.

Ensemble Amaranthos

 

Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra