SARA FAR, VIOLIN
Sara Far is a classical musician local to the Calgary area. She began playing the violin at the age of three with Keiko Takahashi, later studying with University of Calgary professor Edmond Agopian. She has achieved success in many festivals and competitions, including a first-place finish at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival in 2017, and has been a featured soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a finalist in the 2019 CPO Concerto Competition. An enthusiastic ensemble musician, Sara currently performs with the UCalgary String Quartet, and has also been involved with the Mosaic String Quartet. As a long-standing member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra, Sara has toured Europe to share her music with the world. Sara holds an ARCT Performer’s diploma with First Class Honours with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Sara attributes her love of ensemble playing and growth through classical music to the Amici String Program in which she participated for 9 years. Outside of music, Sara is an accomplished academic as a recent Honours Plant Biology graduate, and hopes to pursue a career in plant biotechnology.