Sara Daneshpour

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Sara Daneshpour has studied under Leon Fleisher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School and Dr Oleg Volkov. Since 2015 she has continued to study under Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

She won the 3rd prize at the 2017 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, was a prize-winner at the 2014 Seoul International Music Competition in Seoul (South Korea) and a 2013 winner of the ProLiance Energy Classical Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. She won 1st prize at the XII Concours International de Musique du Maroc (Morocco, 2012), 2nd prize at the 2007 William Kapell International Piano Competition and 1st prize and Gold Medal at the 2007 International Russian Music Piano Competition.

Sara Daneshpour has performed not only in her native city of Washington DC, but also throughout the USA, Russia, Canada, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, France, Sweden, Spain and Japan She has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. She has also featured nationwide on one hundred and sixty public radio stations, including WGBH in Boston.

She has also appeared as a soloist on prestigious music series including the Werner Richard Saal concert series in Munich, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Strathmore Hall in Washington DC, the Ventura Festival, the Frederic Chopin Society in St Paul (Minnesota), the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York. 
She joined the Astral Artists roster as a winner of its 2010 National Auditions.