Sara Domjanić


Artistic director

Sara Domjanić (Vaduz, 1997.) started playing the violin at the age of just four. From 2004 on she received private lessons from Prof. Herbert Scherz in Zurich. By the age of eleven she had already successfully auditioned for the University of Arts in Berlin, where she continued as a junior student in Professor Latica Honda-Rosenberg’s class. During school, she attended the Musikgymnasium in Feldkirch and took violin lessons with Prof. Rudens Turku. Since 2016 she studies at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin in the class of Prof. Antje Weithaas.
She has attended masterclasses with Gerhard Mantel, Arbo Valdma, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Thomas Brandis, Coosje Wijzenbeek, Ana Chumachenco and Rudens Turk. Since 2011, the young violinist has also received a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where she participates in the intensive music weeks.

Sara Domjanić won her first violin competition at the young age of five and since than she is a multiple winner of the Austrian state and federal music competition “Prima la Musica”. In 2008 she was honored with the "Podium Prize" in Liechtenstein for her musical talent and won the first prize in the "Kiwanis Chamber Music Competition" with the "Trio Ingenium Musicum" in Switzerland. She is also the winner of the 1st prize at the international “Etide i Skale” competition in Croatia. As a winner of the Croatian youth choice for the young musicians in the final of “Eurovision Young Musicians”, she was representing Croatia in Cologne, Germany, in May 2014.

She has performed with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Belarusian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Soloists, the Franz-Schmidt-Chamber-Orchestra in Vienna, the Gnessin Orchestra Moscow, the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the “Fancy Fiddlers” chamber music ensemble from Amsterdam, the Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Julius-Stern-Institute in Berlin and the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA. At the tender age of 13 she made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. She has also been a much sought-after performer at festivals, including the Epidaurus Festival in Croatia, the Music Festival in the Sultanate of Oman, the Kissinger Summer in Germany, the “FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION” Bad Ragaz, in Switzerland and the “Festival Kammermusik Bodensee” at Lake Constance. Other concerts took her to the Tonhalle Zürich, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Philharmonie im Gasteig in Munich, the Friedrichspalast in Berlin, the Centre Culturel in Paris, “Knežev Dvor” in Dubrovnik, the Vishnevskaya Opera House in Moscow, the Kennedy Center in Washington, “Schloss Esterházy” in Austria and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In summer 2015, the young violinist made her debut at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad. In 2016 she made her debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchester Philharmonique de Marseille. She is also a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, which was awarded in 2017 with the "International Classical Music Award" (ICMA) and in 2018 with the "OPUS KLASSIK" (formerly "ECHO KLASSIK"). The ensemble consists of scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. In the season 2017/2018 the young violinist gave concerts in Dubai, Moscow, Munich, Novosibirsk, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Washington, Hamburg and Zagreb.
In addition, she was invited as "Artist in Residence" to the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION 2018 in Bad Ragaz. Since 2018 she is artistic director of the Olive Classic Festival in Croatia.
Sara Domjanić has been supported by the Conny-Maeva Charitable Foundation, the Guido Feger Foundation, the Charitable Foundation for Music and Youth, Neue Bank AG Vaduz, the Promotor Foundation, the Hand in Hand Institute and the Liechtenstein Cultural Foundation.

She plays on a violin by Stephan von Baehr (model "Antonio Stradivari, Golden Period", year of production 2014).