In one year, Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio launched her American career with a nationally televised recital at Carnegie Hall and her international career as a medalist at the Tchaikovsky Violoncello Competition in Moscow, Russia. The New York Times described Sara's New York debut as "sheer pleasure."
Ms. Sant'Ambrogio has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including Beijing, Boston, Budapest, Chicago, Prague, Osaka, & San Francisco. She has performed thousands of concerts on six continents in venues from Aspen to Amsterdam, from the Hollywood Bowl to Stockholm, from Kennedy to Lincoln Centers & from Marlboro to Musikverein in Vienna.
Miss Sant'Ambrogio has collaborated with the New York City Ballet & with such artists as Sting and Rufus Wainwright to Yo Yo Ma in genres from rock to Spanish pop. Her solo recordings have been featured on movie soundtracks, most recently as the opening track on the HBO film, “A Matter of Taste.”
Sara studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School where she won the all-Juilliard Competition in her first month resulting in her first Lincoln Center performance.
Ms. Sant'Ambrogio has won numerous international competitions and won a Grammy Award for Bernstein's "Arias and Barcarolles." Ms. Sant'Ambrogio has been profiled in Strad, Vogue, Gramophone, Elle, Strings, Vanity Fair, Fanfare, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS, ABC, PBS, Fox, USA and CNN. Ms. Sant'Ambrogio was the subject of a feature length documentary, which aired on PBS and international networks.
Ms. Sant'Ambrogio is a founding member of the Naumburg Award winning Eroica Trio. Eroica has performed thousands of concerts worldwide and has released eight celebrated recordings for Angel EMI Classics Records, garnering multiple Grammy nominations.
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