Sara Traficante is a versatile flutist who is in demand as a performer and recording artist for her expressive musicality, technical mastery, and creative approach across musical genres.
“a world class performer for film music … fast and technically flawless.”
Amin Bhatia – composer Flashpoint, X Company, Anne (with an e)
Active as a chamber musician and soloist, Sara has been featured at Festival of the Sound (ON), Ottawa International Chamberfest (ON), The Banff Centre (AB), CAMMAC Music Centre (QC), Lonestar Guitar Festival (Texas), and AICHI World Expo (Japan). Broadcasts on CBC Radio-Canada, and concerto appearances with Sinfonia Ancaster and Symphony on the Bay.
“controlled vibrato, evocative changes of tone colour and sound”
The Whole Note Magazine
No stranger to collaborations outside of classical music, Sara’s flutes and whistles are featured in the soundtrack of Anne (with an e) (CBC/Netflix). Live performances on the JUNO Awards broadcast with The Arkells, recordings and performances with Hidden Pony recording artists Twin Within and Jeremy Fisher.
Sara’s chamber music collaborations demonstrate a commitment to presenting classical music in an innovative context. Azuline Duo (with guitarist Emma Rush) actively perform throughout North America, and newly formed genre-bending trio Vox Metropolis integrate interactive multi-media in their performances.
Trained as an orchestral flutist (Eastman School of Music – B.Mus. With Performer’s Certificate, McGill University – M.Mus.), Sara continues to perform with orchestras throughout Southern Ontario and is sought after for her skill and flexible tone on piccolo. Orchestral performances include the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestre Syphonique de Gatineau, Niagara Symphony, Crested Butte Festival Orchestra, and as a former apprentice and now mentor for the National Academy Orchestra.
Sara is also a compassionate and skilled music educator. She is currently on faculty at Redeemer University College (Ancaster, ON) and An Instrument for Every Child (Hamilton, ON). As founder of the Hamilton Flute Club, Sara organizes masterclasses and community concerts to nurture aspiring young flutists. Sara is an active clinician, festival adjudicator, and orchestral woodwind coach.
“Sara’s enthusiastic approach to performance and music education enrich our city.”
Astrid Hepner – President and CEO, Hamilton Music Collective