Sara Hahn flute (Calgary Philharmonic); Elinor Lawson, piano
Sara Hahn began playing the Flute in junior high at the age of 12. She has gone on to study with such well known performance artists as Jan Kocman of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Susan Hoeppner who is an internationally renown performing/recording solo flutist. Sara has performed as a soloist throughout Canada, the United States and most recently Brazil as a guest of the Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival 2007. In April 2007, she was chosen to perform for the Aber Diamond Debut series on CBC Radio Two.
Sara has performed as a member of many of Canada's finest academic orchestras including the National Academy Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada with whom she completed an extensive three week tour of Japan and Hong Kong in 2003. Sara has performed professionally in the position of Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and in November of 2005, Sara was chosen to become the new Principal Flutist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – a position she has held since the fall of 2006.
Furthermore, Sara has a long list of music awards and trophies, including the University of Toronto concerto competition and the Junior Musical Club Concerto Competition in Winnipeg - which gave her a debut performance as a soloist in front of an orchestra at the age of 17. In 2005, Sara was awarded first prize of $10,000 as the winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Doris McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra.
Sara has graduated with honours from the University of Toronto receiving and Bachelor in Music Performance degree, and she intends to pursue her dream of a life long career as a flute performer.
This performance arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the United States.