Sara Barbagallo


2023 AWO Academy Player; Concertmaster – The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Australian Youth Orchestra; Former Emerging Artist – Mimir Chamber Music Festival 2022

Australian Hometown(s): Melbourne
Education: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne)

Sara is an enthusiastic and passionate musician from Melbourne. Her journey began at age 3 when she commenced violin lessons with the Suzuki method. Her love for music was nurtured during high school where she was given numerous opportunities to perform in many capacities. These included soloist with orchestra, concertmaster of the Symphony and String orchestras, and school Music Captain. During this time, Sara completed AMEB music exams up to AMusA on both violin and viola.

Sara is currently in her third year of the Bachelor of Music (BMus) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne). With guidance from teachers Lisa Grosman, Dr Elizabeth Sellars and Dr Curt Thompson, she has been a recipient of several awards and is currently Concertmaster of the university’s Symphony Orchestra. During her time at university, she has worked with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian String Quartet. Sara is also a passionate chamber musician, travelling to Texas for the Mimir Chamber Music Festival in 2022, as an Emerging Artist. Here, she studied with the Grammy award-winning, Pacifica Quartet and other accomplished musicians of various American Symphony Orchestras. A more recent highlight for Sara included performing with David Kim (Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra) and members of the Australian National Academy of Music. For the past 5 years Sara has enjoyed participating in Australian Youth Orchestra programs where she has performed in many concert halls around Australia.

In the future, Sara hopes to continue developing her love of music as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician.

Last updated 2023