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Sheila del Bosque Fuentes

Sheila del Bosque Fuentes is a multi-award-wining flutist, composer, and conductor originally from Cuba. 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. Some of the festivals and stages she has performed include the Kurhaus Wiesbaden at the Rheingau Festival in 2015; and the Konzerthaus Berlin at the Young Euro Classic Festival in 2017.

Sheila has performed in major theaters and festivals in Cuba, South Korea, Mexico, Germany; and the USA. She has played for influential personalities such as Pope Francis, Jill Biden, Usher, Bon Jovi, and The Rolling Stones.

Awarded a full-tuition scholarship, del Bosque enrolled in 2018 at the Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with a dual major in Performance and Film Scoring and minor in Orchestral Conducting. At Berklee, she shared the stage with musicians such as Paquito d’Rivera, Omar Hakim, Danilo Perez, Berta Rojas, and Aida Cuevas.

The Sheila del Bosque Quartet represented Berklee at the opening of the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey and she recorded her original “Si mi Isla fuese Niño” and a Two Track concert for the Berklee YouTube Channel. These projects feature contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of European and jazz ingredients.

As a Conductor, del Bosque held the position of assistant conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra for one year, led by Dr. Julius P. Williams . In the Fall of 2022, she produced QUEENS, a concert with her own orchestra to create and promote spaces for a new generation of women composers through high-quality performance, education, and community engagement.


She is currently collaborating as a conductor on the premiere of "Desert Shelter", an interdisciplinary exploration and highlighting of the experience of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border via the Sonoran Desert pass, told through music and dance by J.E. Hernandez in collaboration with The Ponce Project and NobleMotion Dance.


As a Film Composer, del Bosque 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 director Dong-Ren, and her first featured movie, "The Unicorn" by director Cris Hozven.


Some of her awards include First prize at the NFA in the category of Jazz Artist, Wayne Shorter Award on Creativity and Innovation 2023, 1st prize at the Keep an Eye International Jazz Competition Netherlands 2023, Winner of Downbeat 46th Annual Student Music Award Small Jazz Combo Category USA 2023,the Nick Caizza Award in performance, and the Tibor Pusztai Award in conducting, among others.

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