UCSB graduate violinist Sara Bashore to perform at KotorArts Festival in Kotor, Montenegro

Sara BashoreUCSB graduate violinist Sara Bashore has been selected to perform at the KotorArts Festival in Kotor, Montenegro as part of the Santa Barbara-Kotor sister city program. Ms. Bashore was invited by George and Denise Lilly to perform with local young artists, representing both the city of Santa Barbara and UC Santa Barbara. Ms. Bashore will perform Béla Bartók's Romanian Dances for violin and piano with pianist Marina Mikić, as well as Jean-Baptiste Loeillet’s Sonata for flute (violin), oboe, and piano with oboist Nela Drašković and pianist Marina Mikić on Wednesday, August 1st at 9:30 pm in the Church of the Holy Spirit. Additionally, Ms. Bashore and Ms. Mikić will give a series of duo performances over the next two weeks.
 
A popular international tourist destination, Kotor is an ancient walled city surrounded by high mountains on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro. KotorArts is an umbrella festival that runs from June to August and includes Don Branko's "Music Days" (featuring international classical artists), a children's theater festival, and a Klapa festival (traditional a capella singing from the region). In keeping with the environmental theme of the festival, there will also be lectures focused on popular environmental topics and issues.
 
About Sara Bashore
 
Twenty-two-year-old Sara Bashore received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from UCSB in 2017 under the tutelage of Yuval Yaron and Ambroise Aubrun. She is continuing her education at UCSB as a Master's Fellow in the Young Artists Piano Quartet. Sara is currently the concertmistress of both the UCSB Chamber Orchestra and the UCSB Pops Orchestra, and is a first violinist in the Santa Maria Philharmonic. An avid solo and chamber performer, she has participated in numerous music festivals throughout the United States. In addition to her more traditional repertoire, Sara enjoys contemporary music, and has recently premiered several new works.
 
Sara Bashore