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Sara Hajir


Orchestral Experience

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • Orpheus Sinfonia - Co-Principal
  • London Firebird Orchestra - Co-Principal
  • Chingford Sinfonia - 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' in concert UK tour - Senbla Concert Orchestra
  • 'Goonies' film with Orchestra UK tour -promoted by Senbla

Commercial & Session Work

  • 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
  • The National Film and Television School-Recording for Skyborn - Co-Principal
  • Urban Soul Orchestra
  • Paul Dunton Orchestra
  • Cellist featured on 2 tracks ('Mushroom Tree' and 'Runescape Jig') of Eimear McGeown’s (Flute) debut solo album ‘Inis’-Available on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

Chamber & Solo

  • 'Concerto performance of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 with Sidcup Symphony Orchestra.'
  • Opera Holland Park-String Quartet accompanying singers
  • Koinonia String Quartet; Live Performance on BBC Radio 3, ‘In Tune’ with Sean Rafferty
  • St Georges, Bristol • English Music Festival, Quartet in residence-Pro Corda, Da Capo Course
  • Selected for Chamber Studio scheme at King’s Place
  • Duo Recitals; St George’s Bloomsbury • King’s Lynn Music Society • 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

Education Work

  • Havering Music School-Director, 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)
  • Guest Masterclass tutor at ‘Cello Love’

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, Thomas Carroll, Felix Schmidt, Richard Harwood
  • Masterclasses:Colin Carr, Pieter Wispelwey, Hannah Roberts, Reinhard Latzko

References (details available on request)

  • Benjamin Hughes - Principal Cello, BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Paul Watkins Cellist - Emerson Quartet

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