Sarah Iancu began her musical studies with André Fabre at the Montpellier Conservatory. Under Roland Pidoux at the CNSMD de Paris, she unanimously obtained 1st prize for cello and chamber music (Alain Meunier) and continued her training with Lluis Claret. Chosen by Monde de la Musique as “one of the best cellists of her generation”, Sarah Iancu is the winner of numerous international competitions including the Rostropovitch Competition: Prize of the French Instrumental Fund. Also worth mentioning is first place Valentino Bucchi prize in Rome, first prize of the Music Tournament in Bari, second prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Romania in Bucharest. Principal cello of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse since 2002, she also pursues a rich musical career as chamber musician and soloist. Sarah Iancu works as part of the “preparation for a profession in orchestra” stream.