Sara Čano

Sara Čano was born in 2000 in Ljubljana and began learning the cello at the age of six with her mother Aleksandra Čano Muharemović and is currently completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Professor Julian Steckel.

She has attended masterclasses with Torleif Thedéen, at the Belgrade Cello Fest with Denis Shapovalov and Dragan Djordjević, at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg with Clemens Hagen, at the 17th Trenta International Music Forum with Robert Nagy (followed by a performance at Vienna’s famous Musikverein) as well as with Claudio Bohorquez and Jens Peter Maintz.

She has won top prizes at numerous international competitions: the International J. J. F. Dotzauer Competition for Young Cellists in Dresden (Germany), the Antonio Janigro Cello Festival in Poreč (Croatia), the Heran Violoncello Competition in Ústí nad Orlicí (the Czech Republic), the David Popper International Cello Competition in Várpalota (Hungary), the Liezen International Cello Competition in Liezen (Austria), and third prize at the International competition MIN Narvik (Norway). Among her other successes, she was named a Laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2017, having competed against 45 other invited cellists from around 15 countries, and won first prize with a perfect score of 100 points at the 44th national TEMSIG (Young Musicians of Slovenia) competition.

She has also done well in competitions as half of a duo with violinist Nikola Pajanović. Together they have won the Paolo Spincich Cup (at the 9th Ars Nova International Music Competition in Trieste), an absolute first prize at the 1st International Tartini Competition in Piran, and a third prize at the Ohrid Pearls International Competition of Young Musicians in Ohrid (Macedonia).


Registered program for the 50th IJMC Belgrade:


A) J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, Prelude & Allemande
B) C. A. Piatti: Caprice for Solo Cello, op. 25, No. 6
C) G. Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello, 1. and 2. mov.


A) L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4, op. 102, C major
B) P. I. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, op. 62
C) A. Vujić: ''Serbian Round Dance'' for Cello and Piano
D) N. Borenstein: Odysseus op. 87 for violoncello and piano


A) A. Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, op. 104