About Sara Umansky

Sara Umasnky was born in Russia in 2001, and in 2006 she moved to Israel with her family. She began studying the violin at the age of 8 at Marina Ziskind’s class (Raanana Music Center). At the age of 13, she started playing the viola and continues her studies at Marina Ziskind’s class till this day.

Since the beginning of 2015 and up to this day, she plays in a string quartet guided by Sergei Bresler as part of the David Goldman program for excellent musicians (Jerusalem’s music center). Sara also became the leader of the viola section in the Raanana’s Young Symphony Orchestra. At the same time, she started playing in the “Klezmerband” ensemble led by Stas Gavrilov, which traveled in order to participate in a number of concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia and Georgia

At the winter of 2016, she was accepted to the Young Philharmonic Orchestra and continues playing there in the viola section ever since. Sara won first place in the years 2016 and 2017 in RMC Aviv Competitions. During the same years, she participated in master classes of Sergey Ostrovsky, Alexander Gilman, Zvi Carmeli and Irina Svetlova.

On March 2017, she received a scholarship of excellence in the name of Leah and Yitzhak Levin. On June 2017, Sara received a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and In the summer of 2017, she went to the Pablo Casals Festival held in Prades, France, where she took part in Gilad Karni’s class. On November 2017, she will take part in the “Huberman” project. Nowadays, Sara plays on a viola lent to her by the Keshet Eilon Music Center.

Sara Umansky

Viola, Classical

Raanana, Israel
Grant Recipient