The flutist SARAH RUMER, born 1978, studied at the Musikhochschule Zürich (singing with Rudolf Hartmann and flute with Günter Rumpel), later in Vienna with Dieter Flury and in masterclasses with Peter-Lukas Graf, Aurèle Nicolet and Michael Kofler. During her apprenticeship she worked for two years at the Oper Zurich as well as temporary assistant in the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic, before following her first engagements as solo flutist in Graz and Salzburg. Since 2004 she has been the solo flutist of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande in Geneva. In addition, she guested as a solo flutist u.a. in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Symphony Orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt.
She has won the most prestigious Swiss music competitions and scholarships and has won prizes at several international competitions, including the Carl Nielsen Competition in Odense (Dk), the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen (D) and the prestigious Kobe (J) Flute Competition, where she got a special award for her Mozart interpretation. As a soloist she has performed with numerous orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France and Japan and with the Orchester de la Suisse Romande under the direction of Marek Janowski and Heinz Holliger. Her enthusiasm for chamber music in various formations led her to the festivals in Lucerne and Verbier, among others. Her teaching has become increasingly important in recent years, as a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Music, a founding member of the Rheinau master classes and at master classes in Portugal, Japan and Korea.