‘My dream is to make a career in conducting, preferably as conductor of a professional wind band.’ Sara is a second-year Master’s student in conducting and specialises in Wind Band conducting.

Sara lives in a small village in Italy and travels up and down to The Hague for her classes. She has never regretted her decision for a second. ‘I chose The Hague because of the teachers here. The Hague is also a city with a vibrant culture life, which is very important for a music student.’ And, she continues, ‘it’s not a problem for a conductor to travel. It will be our future job.’

Sara has been engaged with music all her life. As a child she started to play the clarinet, but later devoted more of her energies to conducting. Sara will sit her Master’s exam this year. ‘For my final exam I will give a concert with a professional wind band in Europe. It will be a great opportunity to work at a high standard and perform wonderful repertoire.’

Photographer: Marijn Smulders (alumnus KABK). This picture is taken at the construction site of Amare. In the summer of 2021, the Royal Conservatoire will move to this new building, together with the Residentie Orkest, Nederlands Dans Theater and Zuiderstrandtheater.

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