Sara Hammarström has established herself as an artist of highest acclaim, with a versatile repertoir of solo and chamber works. She has worked with many composers and ensembles, both in Sweden and abroad, and her keen interest in contemporary music has resulted in more than 200 first performances.
her keen interest in contemporary music has resulted in more than 200 first performances
Hammarström graduated with a soloist diploma from the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm in 1996, after which she continued her studies in Glasgow, Paris and Cologne, with teachers such as composer Peter Eötvös, and flautist Aurele Nicolet.
Together with the quartet Pärlor för Svin (Pearls for Swines), and the Norrbotten NEO ensemble, she has made a number of recordings which have received raving reviews. With these ensembles, she has also received several prizes and awards, such as the Nordic Composers’ Council award, the Kristallpriset, and, twice, the Swedish Composers’ Association award. Hammarström has also appeared as soloist with many Swedish orchestras. Sara Hammarström is a member of Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Opera of Norrbotten.