Sara Zazo Romero, saxophonist.
Sara Zazo was born in Madrid in 1989; she took her first saxophone lesson when she was 7 years old in Conservatorio de Badajoz, Spain, where she finished her superior studies with professor Vicente Contador, in year 2010. She completed her formation with professor Marie – Bernadette Charrier in Conservatoire “Jacques Thibaud” in Bordeaux, France.
She completed in 2017 a Master Pédagogie Instrumentale with Prof. Pierre – Stéphane Meugé, in Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland, where already complete her Master Interprétation – Concert between 2013 and 2015.
She wins the Fritz Gerber Award 2018 and a Second Prize of Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung 2016, also Fondations Lyra, Fondation Max Jost and Fondation Irène Dénéréaz support their career. She wins several national and international competitions.
She collaborates regularly with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre de Chambre de Genève. She is also invited in year 2018 to Verbier Festival and she wins in year 2018 and 2016 the saxophone position at Lucerne Festival Academy. She has worked with Maestros such as Simon Rattle, Peter Eötvös, Alan Gilbert, Susanna Mälki, Jonathan Nott, Neemi Järvi, Kazuki Yamada, Christoph Eschenbach.
Sara is a member of the Swiss theater company 2b Company, and, with a score written by the composer Luca AnLgnani specifically for her on saxophone, as part of the accompanying musical quartet, she premieres the show «Giselle…» by François Gremaud with the dancer-actress Samantha Van Wissen, with whom she performs multiple times in Switzerland, France and Belgium.
Thanks to her artistic activities, Sara has performed in various concert halls such as ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg, KKL Luzerne, Victoria Hall, Fundación Juan March, RouleWe Intermedium New York, LAC Lugano, La Seine Musicale Paris, etc.
Passionate and committed to the music of her time, she works with composers such as Simon Steen Andersen, Stefano Gervasoni, Georges Aperghis, Heinz Holliger, Olga Neuwirth, Stilianos Dimou, Peter Eötvös, among others, and expands her training by attending Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2018 and 2016.
In her pedagogical work, she has been invited to give Masterclasses at the PESMD Bordeaux, University of Minnesota School of Music, Conservatorio Profesional de Zamora, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badajoz and Conservatoire de Birmingham, Melbourne Faculty of Music, among other institutions.
Sara has a very active international concert activity and is a member of several ensembles, including, Ensemble Rayuela, Duo piano & saxophone Zazo – Moreno and Le Sax Consort (musique de la Rennaissance). Particularly dedicated to contemporary music, she is co-founder of Altera Inde, IBSUD Quartet and ACUTE Sax Trio, and is part of the platform dedicated to contemporary creation Sinfonietta CONTAINER.
Named Selmer Artist in 2018, Sara is, since 2016, titular professor of saxophone at Conservatoire de la Broye (Switzerland) and, since September 2023, titular professor at Conservatoire de Bordeaux «Jacques Thibaud» de Bordeaux (France) at the CPES Programme (Cycle Préparatoire à l’enseignement supérieur) and Assistant Teacher at PESMD Bordeaux with Marie Bernadette Charrier.