Sandra del Cid-Davies, Flute & Piccolo(back to musicians page)
Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Too many to list.
Favorite composer(s) to perform?
Too many to list.
I met my husband while dangling in a harness half-way up a wall while rockclimbing. :)
If you could blink your eyes and be in a favorite place right now, where would it be?
Sandra del Cid-Davies has been a member of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008 and is on the faculties of both Rollins College and Southeastern University as adjunct Professor of Flute. Sandra also performs with the Florida Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park. She is the principal flutist of the St. Andrews Sinfonia and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, the latter with whom she performed the Florida Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto in March 2013. This season, she is honored to be performing Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C, RV 443 with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the 2013-2014 Focus Concert series.
Sandra began her flute studies in her hometown of Northern Virginia with Rita Brockway and Alice Weinreb. Later, she went on to study at Peabody Conservatory and Northwestern University where she received her BM and MM in flute performance. Her principal teachers are Walfrid Kujala, Elizabeth Rowe, Mark Sparks, Laurie Sokoloff, Emily Skala, and Richard Graef. While in school, Ms. del Cid-Davies had the opportunity to perform with the Milwaukee Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras as a substitute flutist/piccoloist. In addition to her modern flute studies, Sandra also trained as a baroque artist studying with Colin St. Martin, Gwyn Roberts, Mary Springfels, and performed in masterclasses for Marion Verbruggen, Reine-Marie Verhagen, and Elizabeth Wallfisch.
Prior to moving to Orlando, Sandra was principal flutist of the Landon Symphonette in Bethesda, MD for seven seasons. Ms. del Cid-Davies was also an active part of the early music scene in the Washington/Baltimore area performing with numerous early music ensembles including the Washington Bach Consort, National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Bach Sinfonia, Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, Ensemble Gaudior and the Washington Kantorei.