Sabrina Zimmermann

Sabrina Hausmann was born in 1977 in Berlin to a musical family. By the time she was twelve, Sabrina had entered the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, studying under Jakob Gilman. She enrolled as a full time student four years later and remained there until 1996 when she won a scholarship to study under Dr. Felix Andrievsky in London.

During her studies at the Royal College of Music, Sabrina has won several accolades including the 1996/1997 Beatrice Montgomery Prize for the most outstanding solo performance of the year, the 1998/1999 Nanchez Solo Prize and most recently the William John Pullen Memorial Prize (as the highest scoring BMus violin finalist).

As well as being a member of the Trio Belle Époque, Sabrina also tours with the ‘Aljoscha Zimmermann Trio’, accompanying the silent screen at film festivals world wide with music composed by her father. This year, the ensemble has played at film festivals in Paris, Vienna, Munich and Istanbul as well as recording a number of television broadcasts for BR, ZDF, ORF and Arte. She also performs regularly as a duo with a guitarist.

Sabrina has performed as a soloist in Germany, Italy, Hungary and the USA. In 1995 she became a member of Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now programme, she is first violin of the Russian Chamber Orchestra in London and has attended numerous Master Classes across Europe. In 1998/1999 she toured with the Leonardo Quartet, giving concerts in Europe, Africa and South America.

Sabrina’s recent projects have included performances at St. Martins in the Fields Church in Trafalger Square, the Philharmonie in Munich, the Koblenzer International Music Festival and the Venezualan Embassy’s Bolivar Hall concert series.