Salomé Sandoval

Salomé Sandoval sings and plays a variety of fretted string instruments such as lutes, early and classical guitars. A native of Venezuela, Salomé holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music as a voice major (with Laurie Monahan) and lute major (with Doug Freundlich) from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA; a Master’s in Arts from Middle Tennessee State University (with William Yelverton) and a Bachelor of Music from Instituto Universitario de Estudios Musicales (in Venezuela, with Luis Zea) both in classical guitar.  She has played in master classes with renowned guitarists such Leo Brower and Alirio Diaz and lutenists Nigel North, Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, and has performed for radio shows, theater, movie soundtracks and television. An award winner in several competitions, Salomé has also sung and played music in various ensembles and choirs in Venezuela and the US.  She has recorded with groups such as Camerata Renacentista y Barroca de Caracas (conducted by Isabel Palacios in Caracas, VE) and has two CDs of her own: Singing with the Fire and Potions (available on iTunes) featuring songs from early, Spanish, Latin-American and new music. Salomé’s recent collaborations include Raleigh Camerata, El Mundo with Richard Savino, The Newberry Consort with Ellen Hargis and her own group El Fuego, with repertoires that range from New World to Spanish 18th c. sacred and stage music.