Willoughby Symphony Orchestra; AWO Academy Player 2018
Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Macquarie University
Sagar Nagaraj started playing the violin at the age of 8. He has been involved with the Sydney Youth Orchestra since 2012, playing as Associate Concertmaster for the Philharmonic Orchestra, and principal Second Violin for the Flagship Orchestra under esteemed Australian conductors like Matthew Coorey, Fabian Russell, Max McBride, and Alexander Briger. It was during this time that his love for orchestral playing was fostered and paved the way for further opportunities such as playing with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, The Metropolitan Orchestra and at the FourWinds Festival in Bermagui. He has also had the wonderful opportunity to perform in Europe as guest concertmaster of the Schweriner Jugendsinfonieorchester and Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Bordeaux. Sagar regularly plays in chamber music concerts throughout Sydney and is a member of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alongside his performing and academic duties, Sagar conducts various string ensembles in public schools and teaches the violin.
Sagar is pursuing a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours at Macquarie University, and is currently assisting research into the effects of brain stimulation on musical improvisation.
Last updated 2018