Violinist Sara Övinge, born in Sweden, had her first appearance as soloist with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra at the age of 6. Aged 16, she attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with further studies in Oslo as well as London.
Sara has appeared as soloist in various European countries and received numerous grants, awards and prizes. In 2009 she won Concert Norway's INTRO Classical competition and in Sweden’s biggest music competition - the Swedish Soloist Prize she won the Listeners prize. This all led to engagements with three of the major Norwegian symphony orchestras as well as Swedish top rate symphony orchestras.
Sara was appointed 2nd Concertmaster in the Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, and for the past three years, in particular, she has additionally been exploring new aspects of music; for example, she is experimenting with music and choreographed movement as well as improvisation.
She is also a regular member of Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble and Ensemble Ernst.