Hailed by the Calgary Herald as having “beauty of tone and a wonderfully flexible phrasing”, Sara Hahn has been Principal Flute for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) since 2006. In 2005 she was Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and in 2002 she completed a three week tour of Japan and Hong Kong with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
As a soloist, Sara has performed throughout Canada, the United States and Brazil. She has also performed several concertos with the CPO including the Chaminade Concertino in 2015 (to critical acclaim), and the world premiere of “The Daughter of Elysium” by Arthur Bachmann in 2016. In February of 2018 she performed the world premiere of “Sea Dreams” by Peter Togni with fellow flutist Sarah Gieck and local phenom Luminous Voices under the direction of Timothy Shantz.
Awards for Sara’s solo flute performances include the University of Toronto’s concerto competition and the Junior Musical Club Concerto Competition of Winnipeg which gave her a debut performance as a soloist in front of an orchestra at the age of seventeen. In 2005 Sara won $10,000 as the winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg’s Doris McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra.
She graduated with honours from the University of Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Music Performance under internationally renowned flutist Susan Hoeppner. Sara is proud to be a co-founder and zactive member of Green Banana Flute Studios, an innovative teaching and performing collaboration.