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Born in 1985 and originally from Hong Kong, Sabrina Ma is a multi-percussionist based currently in Berlin. She partners with authors (composers, writers, filmmakers, choreographers) and performers (musicians, dancers), switches roles depending on the situation - recitalist, orchestra soloist, performer, chamber musician…, tailor-makes recital programmes to meet special thematic needs, creates percussion-based music for mixed-media productions and works with next-generation creatives in workshops and masterclasses.

Sabrina Ma has performed in Europe, Asia, North America, Australia and at such festivals as the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, the Lucerne Festival Academy, Warsaw Autumn, Time for Music Viitasaari, Klangspuren Schwaz, Bozen Transart Festival, Internationale Kammermusiktage Homburg, Fringe Festival Torroella de Montgrí, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Roaring Hooves Festival (Mongolia) and Two Days and Two Nights of New Music Festival (Ukraine).

Sabrina Ma’s performances have received state and city funding from such institutions as Goethe Institut, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and Konzert des Deutschen Musikrates of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) as well as the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Sabrina Ma has won multiple awards, including the Prize of the German Music Competition (2013) and 1st Prize in the Solo Category of the 14th International Competition for Contemporary Music in Poland (2010). She received her education at the University of Michigan (USA) under Prof. Michael Udow and at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (Germany) under Prof. Isao Nakamura.