Sara Johnson Huidobro
Sara Johnson Huidobro received harpsichord lessons from Delia Manzano at the Conservatory of León and studied with Silvia Márquez at the Conservatory of Aragón (obtaining “Summa cum Laude”). She did her Master with Prof. Carsten Lohff at the “Hochschule für Künste Bremen”, where she also studied organ with Dr. Roland Dopfer and Prof. Stephan Leuthold. She fulfilled her organ Master with Dr. Roland Dopfer at the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover” and received there fortepiano lessons from Prof. Zvi Meniker.
She has been awarded with prizes such as the second prize at the “Francisco Salinas” National Organ Competition (Burgos, Spain, 2019), the second prize as harpsichordist at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Turin, Italy, 2016), the first prize and the prize of the audience at the International Early Music Competition from Gijón (Spain, 2013) with the ensemble “Barrock’n’Roll”, among others.
Sara Johnson has been a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2016-2017 and has performed at festivals such as “Muzyka w Raju” (Poland, 2021-2022), “Trigonale” (Austria, 2018- 2020) and “ON” Musik Festival for Contemporary Music of Cologne (Germany, 2018). She has done concerts as a soloist on the harpsichord and the organ in many concert halls and churches: Klais organ from the Cathedral of León (2021), Thomas organ at the Neustädter Hof- und Stadtkirche Hannover (2020), Cavaillé-Coll organ at La Merced (Burgos, Spain, 2019), harpsichord recitals at “Muzyka w Raju” (Poland, 2021-2022), etc. She has worked under the conduction of renowned musicians, such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Alfredo Bernardini, Konrad Junghänel and Manfred Cordes. She has collaborated with “L’ Arte dei Suonatori” and the “Simón Bolívar” Baroque Orchestra of Venezuela. She has done CD recordings with “Weser Renaissance” (2021), with the “Kammerensemble Konsonanz” (2017, 2018) and with the Bremer Barock Consort, under the conduction of Manfred Cordes (2018).