Sheila Del Bosque Fuentes
Born in Havana, Sheila del Bosque Fuentes is a Cuban flautist, composer and conductor. Throughout her career, del Bosque has been performing with orchestras such as the Orchestra of Lyceum Mozartiano from Havana adjunct to Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, the National Orchestra of Cuba, and the Cuban European Youth Academy and Orchestra (Rheingau Festival 2015 Kurhaus Wiesbaden, the Young Euro Classic Festival 2017 Konzerthaus Berlin).
Sheila has played recorder, flute, and traverse baroque flute in all the major theaters and festivals in Cuba, as well as in South Korea, Mexico, Germany, and in the USA. She has played for important personalities like Pope Francis, Usher, Bon Jovi, and The Rolling Stones. In 2014 she won the first prize in the Chamber Music Competition “Musicalia”.
Awarded a full-tuition scholarship, de Bosque enrolled in January 2018 at Berklee College of Music, and completed a dual major in Performance and Film Scoring with a minor in Orchestral Conducting. At Berklee she has shared the stage with musicians such as Paquito d’Rivera Omar Hakim, Danilo Perez, Berta Rojas, and Aida Cuevas. Sheila del Bosque quartet represented Berklee at the opening of the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey and recorded her original Si mi Isla fuese Niño and a Two Track concert for the Berklee Youtube Channel. Her music features contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of European and jazz ingredients.
As a Film Composer Sheila has collaborated for the company Brave Notes as an assistant composer for movies, shorts, documentaries, and video games. She has composed original music for the Jane Goodall Institute, the short film “The Heatwave” by the director Dong-Ren, and her first featured movie, “The Unicorn” by the director Cris Hozven.
Birthday: May 25
Schools Attended: Amadeo Roldán Conservatory Cuban Institute of Art, Berklee College of Music
Instruments You Teach: Flute, Piccolo and Alto Flute, Piano, Recorder, Composition, Film, TV and Video Game Scoring, Music Theory, Music Technology, Orchestral Conducting
Favorite Music to Perform: Cuban music, Latin jazz, Classical
Favorite Music to Listen to: Just everything! I love to be open to new music and artists
Something most people don’t know about you: I learned how to ride a bike just 1 year ago
Other hobbies & interests: Painting, reading, hiking, and traveling around the world.
Where you were born & grew up: Havana, Cuba
Heroes: Every human being that makes a positive impact on the world
Practice Tips: practice slowly, listen carefully, and enjoy this wonderful gift that is being able to make music