Si-Yo Artist™ Roster
Our artists are aspiring and professional musicians from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Through their dedication to performances, education, and community service, they are our ambassadors of Western classical music. We provide our artists with international teaching and performance opportunities, an instrument lending program, and a support network of kindred souls who are diverse in talents and passions yet united in their love of music.
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Bio courtesy of Sara Zeneli
Sara Zeneli was born in the Island of Zakynthos in Greece on the 6th of March 2000. She started to play violin at the age of 3 with her Mom (who is a violin teacher) and at the age of 5 she entered the Conservatory of Rotterdam studying with Maria Morozova. At the age of 7 Sara started to win the first competitions and to partecipate in Masterclasses with famous teachers like Sergey Kravchenko (director of strings in the Moscow Academy) from whom She was nominated the best of the students and Grigori Zhislin (one of the best violinists in the world) who told her parents “this girl is born to be a violinist” and was this frase of him that made her parents to give more importance to her studies moving to Italy after being in contact with Salvatore Accardo who has listened to Sara’s performance when she was 8 years old and said she was an extraordinary talent and invited her to study with him. From 2009 she has been studying at Conservatory of Cremona with Laura Gorna (Accardo) and with Accardo. She has also studied at the Feldkirch conservatory in Austria (which is one of the Mozarteum branches in Salzburg) where Sara was chosen as the best soloist for the great final concert with the orchestra. Meanwhile she has been winning different prices in Italy and Europe and been selected by Cremona festival to perform in New York representing Italy. Now she is doing the bachelor with Laura Gorna and studying with Salvatore Accardo in the Stauffer Academy with whom she played in May 2018 Franck Quintet. On September 2018 Sara has been chosen to participate in a Masterclass with Maxim Vengerov.