Called “enchanting” by the Boston Globe, flutist Sarah Brady is sought after across the country as a soloist, chamber musician, and master teacher. An avid promoter of new music she has premiered and recorded new music from many of today’s top composers. Her solo, chamber and over 50 orchestral recordings can be heard on the Albany, Naxos, Oxingale, Cantaloupe and BMOP/Sound music labels. As a leading interpreter of contemporary music, she was invited to read and record new music commissioned by Yo Yo Ma for his Silk Road Project at Tanglewood.
Principal flute with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera, Sarah often performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, and Boston Lyric Opera. As a chamber musician, she has been described as “clairvoyantly sensitive” (New Music Connoisseur) and has collaborated with the Fromm Players at Harvard, the Firebird Ensemble, the Radius Ensemble, Boston Musica Viva, Talea Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Sound Icon, NotaRiotous and the Cortona Collective.
In competition, she was awarded second place in the National Flute Association 2006 Young Artist Competition, where she also won an award for the best performance of the newly commissioned work by Paul Drescher. She has been a Semifinalist in the Myrna Brown Competition Flute Competition, Heida Herman Woodwind Competition, Eastern Connecticut Young Artist Competition, and twice received second place in Boston’s prestigious Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. As a soloist, Sarah enjoyed a sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall with pianist Oxana Yablonskaya. Awarded a full tuition scholarship to the University of Connecticut, Sarah went on to receive a Masters of Music as well as an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music where she was a student of Robert Willoughby. Sarah is Associate Professor of Flute Association a well as the Director of the Classical Contemporary Music Program at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.