Sarah Tiedemann, an accomplished flutist hailed for her rich tone and fierce command of the instrument, currently serves as Second Flute/Piccolo in the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, and as Principal Flute of both the Salem Chamber Orchestra and the Portland Festival Symphony. She also frequently performs with the Oregon Symphony, including their recent critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert, and has appeared across Europe and the United States in orchestras including the Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Norrkoping Symphony, and Boston Philharmonic. In addition, she has performed as concerto soloist with the Salem Chamber Orchestra, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm's SAMI Sinfonietta, and in the world premiere performance of Derek Jacoby's Flute Concerto, which was broadcast internationally on WGBH's Art of the States. A faculty member at Willamette University, she serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Northwest and maintains private studios in Portland and Salem.
Always a fan of pushing the envelope, Sarah frequently can be seen playing newly composed works. She is a core member of Northwest New Music, a contemporary music ensemble based in Portland, Oregon, and has also worked with Third Angle Ensemble and Portland's Cascadia Composers Series. During her years in Boston, she was a member of the avant-garde Callithumpian Consort, performing both contemporary improvisation and fully staged works that allowed her to flex her acting muscles.
Sarah received a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, followed by a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from New England Conservatory, with high honors in Performance and Academics. In 2002 she was the recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship in Performance from the U.S. Department of Education, and she then went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden on a fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and a travel grant from the American Women's Club of Sweden. She has studied modern flute with Michel Debost, Jeanne Baxtresser, John Heiss, and Tobias Carron; Baroque flute with Kathie Lynn; and voice with Valerie Day.
In her spare time, Sarah also enjoys writing, cooking, hiking and distance running. More information is available on her website, at www.sarahtiedemann.com.
- Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance, Master of Music degree in Flute Performance