MULTI-TALENTED violinist Sara Deborah Timossi will play the next Concerts in the West show in Bridport on Friday, March 15.

Sarah Deborah's elegant playing has been compared to the ‘instrumental voice of an angel’ and she has been described as ‘one of the rising stars of the baroque violin’ .

Accompanying Sara will be two equally accomplished classical musicians, cellist Lucy Scotchmer who has played at Carnegie Hall, USA, Royal Albert Hall, UK and National Centre Of Performing Arts, China and the multi-award winning guitarist Johan Löfving, who will be performing on theorbo.

Supremely energetic, with many musical interests, including running her own annual Spirit of Music Festival in Hampshire, Sara Deborah regularly works with early music groups including Florilegium, La Serenissima, The Sixteen, Dunedin Concert, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She has won many awards including the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2017 Premio Bonporti International Baroque Violin Competition in Rovereto, Italy.

Chamber music has always been at the heart of Sara’s musical activities and she has a regular recital schedule in partnership with her husband Alessandro Timossi, performing at venues and festivals in England, Germany and Italy.

In recent years, while continuing to build her profile as a performer on modern and early instruments, Sara enjoys fostering young talent through workshops and performance opportunities, especially within the Spirit of Music Festival, which she founded in 2013.

Catherine Maddocks, director of Concerts in the West, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sara Deborah back to the West Country. Sara returns to Concerts in the West this season having performed for us in 2009 and 2012, so she is already a firm favourite with our audiences. For those who don’t know Sara Deborah, she is a wonderfully versatile award winning musician and violinist. The combination of Sara with Lucy Scotchmer and Johan Löfving, is a tremendously exciting prospect - they are each supremely talented young musicians in their own right.”

The programme for Bridport Arts Centre will be Boismoitier Sonata for guitar & violin & bc (BAC); TARTINI Sonata ‘Didone Abbandonata’ No 10 in G minor; PORRO/MOZART Grand Trio (Extrait de Mozart); GIULIANI Serenade in A major, Op 19.

*Concerts in the West coffee concert with Sara Deborah Timossi and musicians, Bridport Arts Centre, Friday, March 15, 11am to 12pm. Call the box office for tickets.