Spanish cellist, Elisa R. Sádaba, has captivated audiences across the globe with her passionate performances and expressive interpretations, and has established herself as a formidable artist of the 21st century.
Ms. Sádaba has won multiple prizes in competitions across Spain and abroad. In 2017, she was invited to compete at the International Cello Competition “Luis Sigal'' in Vina del Mar, Chile. While studying in the United States, Elisa was awarded Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Massachusetts-ASTA Masters Solo Competition in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a soloist, Elisa has performed with orchestras across Europe, and in both North and South America. She has performed the concertos of Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich to rave reviews. Among her most recent performances, Elisa played as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of La Serena, and the “Solístico de Santiago” orchestra in Chile.
With an immense love for chamber music, Ms. Sádaba has collaborated with renowned artists including violinists Lynn Chang and Markus Placci, pianists Golda Vainberg-Tatz, Ramos Santana, and Mykola Suk, soprano Tony Arnold, violist Lila Brown, and cellists Ole Akahoshi, Rhonda Rider, Andrew Mark, and Scott Kluksdahl, amongst others. In 2017, she was invited to perform with her cello quartet, BoCoCelli, at the
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Elisa has been a guest artist with the Fundación Musical de Ponce Chamber Music Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the famous Semanas Musicales de Frutillar. She has performed at all the major concert halls throughout Chile.
Ms. Sádaba has led numerous masterclasses at the leading music schools in South America including Universidad Nacional de Música de Perú, and Conservatorio de Música de San Juan, amongst others. Elisa has been principal cellist in several orchestras including the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival Orchestra, the Krzysztof Penderecki Music Academy Orchestra, and Boston Conservatory Orchestras, and has also performed frequently with the Orquesta Clásica de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago de Chile.
She has participated in masterclasses with Tilmann Wick, Yvan Chiffoleau, Lluis Claret, Arto Noras, Asier Polo, Philippe Muller, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Gary Hoffman, Emilio Colón, Johannes Moser, Gustav Rivinius, and Thomas Landschoot. Elisa has attended the Harvard Cultural Collaborative Chamber Music Festival, Krzysztof Penderecki Akademia, The Round Top Festival Institute, the Cello Seminar at Music from Salem, MusicAlp Academie Internationale de Courchevel, Wiener Meisterkurse, Escuela Internacional de Música Franz Schubert, and Cello Akademie Rutesheim, among others.
Starting cello at the age of seven, Ms. Sádaba received degrees on full scholarships from The Boston Conservatory and Yale University. Her teachers have included the renowned cellists Aldo Parisot, Rhonda Rider, and Roman Jablonski. While at The Boston Conservatory, Elisa served as teaching assistant to Ms. Rider. Currently, Elisa is Professor of Cello at both the Universidad Mayor Conservatorio de Música and the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile