Photo by Phyllis Berger
Flutist Sandra del Cid is a member of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra where she has performed as second flute/piccolo since 2008. Sandra is also a member of the Bach Festival Orchestra in Winter Park, FL and frequently performs with the Florida Orchestra, Brevard Symphony, and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Washington Bach Consort, Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, Bach Sinfonia, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Washington Kantorei, and the National Gallery Chamber Players. Currently, Ms. del Cid teaches at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL as Adjunct Professor of Flute.
Ms. del Cid's professional orchestral experience began at the age of 15 when she started performing with the Landon Symphonette in Bethesda, MD. In her third season with the Landon Symphonette, Sandra was appointed principal flute and served in that role for seven seasons. During this time, Ms. del Cid received a scholarship to study at Peabody Conservatory of Music (Johns Hopkins University) where she completed her Bachelors Degree in flute performance while minoring in piano, voice, and recorder. Sandra then went on to receive her Masters of Music from Northwestern University.
Ms. del Cid has been featured as a soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic, Washington Bach Consort, Landon Symphonette, and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (Grand Junction, CO). In 2013, Sandra will be performing Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Her principal teachers include Walfrid Kujala, Richard Graeff, Elizabeth Rowe, Mark Sparks, Laurie Sokoloff, Emily Skala, Alice Weinreb, Colin St. Martin (traverso), and Gwyn Roberts (recorder).