Soren Hamm | saxophonist
Heard on the popular radio programs Performance Today and Northwest Focus Live, saxophonist Soren Hamm has performed repertoire spanning the Renaissance through the Avant-garde in concerts across North America. He was a winner of the 2015 Frances Walton Competition, and a first place winner of multiple Northwest MTNA Young Artist and Chamber Winds Competitions. Soren is an avid promoter of new music for saxophone. In addition to dozens of solo and chamber premieres, he has performed by invitation at the Bowling Green New Music Festival, Ball State New Music Festival, and New Music Gathering. He is a past member of the Puget Sound Saxophone Quartet and Equus Saxophone Quartet, and currently the soprano chair of The Wuortet.
Soren is a graduate student at Bowling Green State University. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Oregon with the distinction of Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Woodwinds; he also completed music education studies at Western Washington University, and was named a winner of that school's Concerto Competition. Soren's teachers include John Sampen, Idit Shner, Fred Winkler, and Timothy McAllister.
(Photos: Rebekah Kroesing)