Guest Flutist Sarah Shin

A native of Iowa, Sarah made her concerto debut at age 16, playing Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra with the Central Iowa Symphony Orchestra and winning the Young Artist Competition. She then moved to Boston, MA to attend the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, where she performed in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra under conductor Frederico Cortese. She is also an honorary alum of the Young Artist Program at the Boston Flute Academy.

Some of Sarah’s performance highlights include performing with Lizzo at the 2023 Met Gala, performing a mini-tour with the Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra in Klagenfurt and Salzburg, Austria, and performing with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Vienna. Her upcoming solo performances include Mozart’s Concerto for flute and harp with the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and Mirjam Schröder at The Große Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, Austria, performing in Prague, Czech Republic at Smetana Hall with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in the Schönbrunn Palace Theater in Vienna, and performing in Budapest, Hungary at Liszt Hall with the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah has performed in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston; Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, The DiMenna Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City; John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig, Germany; Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt in Klagenfurt, Austria; Stiftung Mozarteum: Grober Saal in Salzburg, Austria; and MuTh Concert Hall in Vienna, Austria. She has performed in festivals and with ensembles and orchestras in France, Brazil, Mexico, and nationwide within the United States, such as Brevard Music Center, Colorado College Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. She has also performed at conventions of the National Flute Association and the Flute Society of Washington, Inc.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music and her Master of Music in Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is greatly indebted to her teachers Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Thomas Robertello, Bart Feller, Judy Grant, Dr. Sonja Giles, and Marianne Gedigian

Sarah is a William S. Haynes Artist and performs on a handmade custom Haynes 14k white gold flute.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 6:00pm

Music Building, Recital Hall
1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX 75428

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