Copyright  © Anna Patritsiya
Copyright © Anna Patritsiya

''Violinist with solid technique and vivacious musicality''

Enrique Mazzola

Sabina Dascalu is a romanian violinist based in Vienna, Austria, member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Solists of Vienna Chamber Orchestra. She performs concert-tours in Europe, Asia, South America under the baton of great conductors such as Philippe Entremont, Enrique Mazzola, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Julian Rachlin, Wayne Marshall, Benjamin Bayl and prestigious soloists, among which Elina Garanca, Dalibor Karvay, Fumiaki Miura, Yevgeny Subdin, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Sebastian Knauer, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Stefan Vladar, Elena Bashkirova . 

Ms. Dascalu is a recording artist at Synchron Stage Studio in Vienna, creating film music recordings for Hollywood, Netflix, BBC. Brilliant projects, including scores of Hans Zimmer, Arturo Cardelus, Bear McCreary, Lorne Balfe. Among the movies, Oscar-nominated ''Over the moon'' (2020) and ''Klaus'' (2019). 

After becoming a member of Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019, she travels regularly to Kuala Lumpur.

In addition to her appearances as a soloist, chamber music has become an important aspect of Sabina's artistic work. She is currently a member of Pretium String Quartet.

Between 2015 and 2018, Ms. Dascalu worked as a violin teacher at "International Musikschule Wien" and "Studio Allegria". She is currently teaching private students.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Sabina Dascalu began her first violin lessons at the age of 6. She studied in Bucharest at ''G. Enescu'' music highschool as well as in Vienna, at the University of Music and Performing Arts, in the class of Christian Altenburger (violin) and Johannes Meissl (chamber music). She became Magistra artium in 2015, after graduating with the highest distinction. In 2016 followed a postgraduate specialization in baroque violin with Hiro Kurosaki. She attended numerous masterclasses with members of Wiener Philharmoniker, Oslo String Quartet, Marianne Piketty, Jose Vazquez. Over the years, she performed at music festivals such as A. Prokopp Summeracademy of Wiener Philharmoniker in Salzburg (Austria), Summer Music Academy Schloß Hundisburg (Germany), Sonoro Chamber Music Festival (Romania) with many ensembles, covering a wide range of chamber music repertoire. Sabina Dascalu has been awarded numerous prizes at international and national violin competitions and scholarships among which the ''Dr. Boesch Foundation'' scholarship.

Ms. Dascalu currently plays a Pietro Ambrosi violin (1760, Rome).