Sarah Jeffrey is principal oboe of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), a position she assumed during the 2005-06 season. She has previously held principal oboe positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
This Toronto native holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, where she studied with former principal oboe of the TSO, Richard Dorsey. As a recipient of the Chalmers Award from the Ontario Arts Council, she continued her studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, achieving a Masters' degree with Laura Ahlbeck, former member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 11 years and currently principal oboe of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
Sarah has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with numerous orchestras. As a member of the Paragon Winds, she was awarded the Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California, in 2000. Notable engagements included Jacques Hetu's Concerto for Oboe and English Horn with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, performing as soloist on tour with the TSO, and performing Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin with Itzhak Perlman and the TSO.
Sarah is on the faculties of The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory and the University of Toronto.
You can email Professor Jeffrey at: [email protected]