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Sara Hajir



  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra Sub-Principal (Including the ‘Ministry of Sound Classical’ UK tour)
  • Novello Orchestra - Joker UK tour
  • Orpheus Sinfonia Co-Principal
  • London Firebird Orchestra Co-Principal
  • St Paul’s Sinfonia Sub-Principal
  • Kent Sinfonia Sub-Principal
  • Swap’ra Orchestra at Opera Holland Park Co-Principal
  • Bristol Ensemble
  • English Arts Orchestra
  • ‘Love Actually’ UK tour- Senbla Concert Orchestra (The Music Agency)
  • ‘Goonies’ UK tour with Orchestra- promoted by Senbla (The Music Agency)
  • Max Richter ‘Voices’ world premiere at the Barbican

Commercial & Session Work

  • Isobel Griffiths - Max Richter; recording for ‘Voices’ & ‘Voices 2’ (Decca Records)
  • Eimear McGeown (Flute) ‘Inis’ Debut album- Solo Cello on ‘Mushroom Tree’ and‘RunescapeJig’
  • Recording for Skyborn Co-Principal at The National Film and Television School
  • Britain’s Got Talent live on ITV
  • X Factor with Pink ‘Try’- live on ITV
  • Lynsey Armaou, (B*Witched) song recording
  • Jon and Cee Cee (Music Video, Pop Idol)
  • Rick Wakeman 60th Birthday celebration concert - Chelsea Arts Festival
  • Popstar to Operastar televised live on ITV
  • Urban Soul Orchestra
  • Orchestral cello on opening theme of 'Invasion' Apple TV (Max Richter)
  • Paul Dunton Orchestra

Chamber & Solo

  • BBC Radio 3 and worldwide broadcast on World Human Rights Day; ‘Voices’ with Max Richter
  • Opera Holland Park- String Quartet
  • Koinonia String Quartet; Live Performance on BBC Radio 3, ‘In Tune’ with Sean Rafferty.
  • St Georges, Bristol 
  • English Music Festival, Quartet in residence at Pro Corda.
  • Recitals; St George’s Bloomsbury •Kings Lynn MusicSociety •St Lawrence Jewry Music Festival • Southwark Cathedral
  • Solo cellist for Lord Dannatt’s ‘Coming Home’ fundraiser at the Tower of London.
  • Concerto performance of Haydn C with Chamber Academy Orchestra
  • Concerto performance of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 with Sidcup Symphony Orchestra

Education Work

  • Havering Music School; Cello tutor & Director of Cello Ensemble ? Conductor: Havering Young String Players
  • Lambeth Academy-Wider Opportunities- Cello
  • Lead Cello tutor for the London Music Masters Programme
  • Artist in Residence for Arks Schools (Fusion Ensemble)

Scholarships & Awards

  • Laura Ashley and EMI Sound Foundation
  • Worshipful Company of Musicians


  • Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL Diploma) –Cello
  • Kingston University - Bachelor of Music with honours (Performance), 2:1
  • Professors: Benjamin Hughes, Paul Watkins, Richard Harwood, Thomas Carroll, Felix Schmidt.
  • Masterclasses: Colin Carr, Pieter Wispelwey, Hannah Roberts, Reinhard Latzko.

Benjamin Hughes
Principal Cello –BBC Concert Orchestra
Details available on request

Hannah Roberts
Principal Cello- Manchester Camerata
Details available on request

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