Sofia Obando Aburto


Sofia Obando Aburto Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe, Piano, Musicianship, Theory

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 advantage in her teaching, and is very committed to her students.

She is available to teach Traditional Piano, Bassoon, Clarinet and Oboe.




Traditional Piano, Bassoon, Clarinet and Saxophone 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. She 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

Recommendations

Our son has been learning to play the piano with Sofia for more than a year, and enjoys it very much. Sofia has a friendly teaching style, always smiling and patient, and with lots of gentle encouragement. It has been wonderful watching his playing improve and to see him build the confidence to perform in the LCMCC concerts. LCMCC is an inviting and friendly environment for learning music. Highly recommended. L. Dawes

My son Jordan started Sofia’s Clarinet class in late 2018 as a beginner. After just a few classes, he skipped training band and jumped to junior band in his first school audition. After a year of learning from Sofia, he moved up straight to school senior band and skipped concert band. I think Sofia has so much such talent in teaching, she is professional and very patient. I feel so thankful for her efforts with my son. W. Yan

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