Sara Dragan

Sara Dragan

Born in Legnica, Poland in 1999. Since 2017 she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. She has been granted a scolarship by Fundación Albéniz.

She started her violin training at the age of 7 under the guidance of her parents, Konrad and Alicja Dragan. Afterwards, she studied at the music school of her hometown and at the Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken (Switzerland). She has also attended masterclasses by Jadwiga Kaliszewska, Bartosz Bryla, Natalia Prishepenko and Miriam Fried.

She has been awarded in several international violin competitions: first prize in Novosibirsk (Russia, 2019), Teleman Competition in Poznan (Poland, 2017) and the first prize ex aequo at the XIV Lipinski-Wieniawski in Lublin (Poland, 2018).

She made her US debut at Carnegie Hall in New York when she was only 15 years old. She has performed as a soloist with Wroclaw, Lublin, Sudeten, Opole and Lower Silesia philharmonic orchestras, as well as Uzbekistan and Legnica symphony orchestras. She has also performed in music halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Rachmaninov Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow and the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice. In addition, she has played in festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein or the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg.

As a student of the School, she has been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Plácido Domingo, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and András Schiff as well as member of the Google Da Vinci Ensemble. She is currently a member of the Glinka Duo.