Elisa Sádaba

Cello Faculty

Spanish cellist, Elisa R. Sádaba is enjoying a multi-faceted career as both a performer and educator.

Starting cello at the age of seven, Elisa’s formative years of studies were under the direction of Roman Jablonsky at the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica “Francisco Escudero,” where she obtained honorary diplomas in performance and musical language for ten consecutive years.

Ms. Sadaba is a prize winner in both Spain and abroad. She was selected to perform at the International Cello Competition “Luis Sigall” in Vina del Mar, Chile. In 2017, Elisa was awarded Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the Massachusetts-ASTA Masters Solo Competition in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ms. Sadaba has been principal cellist in several orchestras including the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival Orchestra, the Krzysztof Penderecki Music Academy Orchestra, and in 2010 was soloist with the Intercentros Euskadi Orchestra (EIO) during their tour of Venezuela.

Elisa has collaborated with renowned artists including violinists Lynn Chang and Markus Placci, soprano Tony Arnold, violist Lila Brown, and cellists Rhonda Rider, Andrew Mark, and Scott Kluksdahl. She has participated in masterclasses with Tilmann Wick, Yvan Chiffoleau, Lluis Claret, Arto Noras, Asier Polo, Philippe Müller, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Gary Hoffman, Emilio Colón, Johannes Moser, Gustav Rivinius, and Thomas Landschoot. In addition to performing, Elisa enjoys teaching a small pre-college studio in Boston, MA.

Elisa is a graduate of the Yale School of Music where she was a student of Aldo Parisot on full scholarship, and recently completed studies at The Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Rhonda Rider