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Sofia Obando Aburto


Sofia Obando Aburto

Sofia Obando Aburto is a talented and passionate young Costa Rican musician currently studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney

She has had experience with several teaching methods as an international student. Sofia uses her knowledge and learning experience to her advangtage in her teaching, and is very committed to her students.

Sofia Obando Aburto

Traditional Piano, Bassoon, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute Teacher

Background

Sofia Obando Aburto is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is a scholarship student of Andrew Barnes, and the First Central American at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Growing up in Costa Rica, Sofia studied piano for several years and then continued her studies in bassoon with Marco Redondo, as 2nd bassoon player of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica at the National Institute of Music. Sofia was also a prize winner in the 2015 Bassoon Contest in Mexico. She has participated with the National Symphony orchestra of Costa Rica and was member Youth Orchestra and Heredia Orchestra.

Sofia has performed in many chamber music ensembles and masterclasses such as Tomas Novak, Benjamin Coelho, Nancy Goeres, Mauricio Paez. Sofia has travelled to Brazil, attending the Festival of Music in Santa Catarina, directed by Alex Klein. She also performed in masterclasses and as first bassoon of the FeMuSC Sinfonietta.

Philosophy

Sofia has had experience with several teaching methods as an international student.

Sofia uses her knowledge and learning experience to her advantage in her teaching, and is very committed to her students.

Qualifications

Bassooon Studies at National Institute of Music

Piano Accompianist Studies at National Institute of Music

UNED/National Institute of Music

Music Performance, Conservatorium of Music at University of Sydney

Experience

Festivals and Awards

Third Place at the International Bassoon Competition in Mexico 2015

FEMUSC Music Festival in Santa Caterina Brazil

First Central American admitted at Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Orchestras

National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica

Heredia Symphony Orchestra

Youth Orchestra of Costa Rica

Orchestra Julio Fonseca

Orchestra Sinfonietta 1 FEMUSC

Advanced Wind Symphony INM

sydney Conservatorium Orchestra

Wind Symphony of the Conservatorium of Music

Ensemble Noveau

Master Classes

Andrew Barnes, Sydney Conservatorium

Marco Redondo, Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra

Mauricio Paez, Israel Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Coelho, Carnegie Mellon University

Tomas Novak, New England Conservatory

Francisco Formigia, Osesp Quartet

Gabriela Montero, Concert Pianist

Choir

Section leader (Alto) and Conductor of the Youth Choir of Costa Rica

Gospel Choir Festival, Costa Rica (2013)

ADICOR Chamber Music Festival (2011-2015)

Workshop with the Yale Chamber Choir Society