Sandra Taqueres, Ecuadorean flutist
Sandra is an Ecuadorian flutist trained at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Quito, Ecuador, where she obtained the Technical Bachelor’s Degree in the specializations of Flute and Singing. She won first place in the XXVI Contest of Classical Music of Youth held at the Ecuadorian-German Cultural Center of Guayaquil. She has participated in international flute festivals for eight consecutive years, where she has also performed as a soloist.
Sandra has participated in master classes with teachers such as Angeleita Floyd, Sheryl Chen (USA), Sergio Palotelli (Italy), and Michel Bellavance (Switzerland). Currently she serves as a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, as flutist and flute soloist.
The National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador -OSNE- is the country's premier musical organization and the highest representative of classical and academic music in Ecuador. It was legally created by the National Congress on November 26, 1949. The OSNE has been featured in major concert halls of the Americas and has often performed in the most prestigious concert halls in Quito and Guayaquil, but also in colleges, coliseums, neighborhood churches, offered free of charge to provide access to audiences of diverse backgrounds.
Sandra’s residency at Keene State College will include multiple performances, both on and off campus. She will collaborate with guitarist and composer Dr. José Lezcano, Professor of Music; and with Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, Assistant Professor of Piano, in works by composers of the Americas.
Works to be performed include Astor Piazzolla’s sensual History of the Tango ; Lezcano’s vibrant and syncopated Sonatina Tropical ; and KSC Professor of Music, Dr. Heather Gilligan’s evocative Peregrine , for flute & guitar.
Repertoire for flute & piano includes Frank Martin’s 1939 Ballade , an essential modernist work of the flute canon; and Ecuadorean composer Gerardo Guevara’s Dialogos , an exciting work which comingles nationalist folkloric references with European modernism.
Sandra’s residency includes the following events:
- Saturday, Feb. 1 : “North End Music and Performing Arts Center” Winter Concert Series, House Concert with Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova, pianist and Artistic Director.
- Wednesday, Feb. 5 : Keene State College Workshop Recital Series (MU 100), 2pm ; with clinic for KSC flute students at 3pm.
- Wednesday, Feb. 5 : Keene Public Library, Auditorium Concert Series, 7:30pm
- Thursday, February: Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts
- Saturday, February 8 : Olivia Rodham Library, Nelson, New Hampshire, 11am
To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.