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Braunwin Sheldrick

sheldrickDr. Braunwin Sheldrick leads a dynamic career dedicated to both performing and teaching. She has given solo recitals in Canada, the United States, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, and England and has participated in festivals including the Spoleto Festival USA, the Domaine Forget, and the Banff Centre. In a review of her performance of Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi, El Colombiano wrote: “The viola was played by Braunwin Sheldrick with great ownership and security. Her sound, intense and beautiful, was accompanied by a special poetic sense.”

As a soloist, Braunwin has appeared with the Universidad EAFIT Symphony Orchestra and the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also presented at the College Music Society 2015 International Conference in Stockholm and Helsinki. Additionally, she has premiered works written for her by composers Marco Alunno and Mark Olivieri. In 2015 she hosted ¡Viva la Viola! El primer encuentro de violas de la Universidad EAFIT, the first national viola conference of its kind in Colombia.

A devoted teacher, Dr. Sheldrick has presented masterclasses at the Universidad del Atlántico (Baranquilla, Colombia), the Universidad del Cauca (Popayán, Colombia), Conservatorio Antonio María Valencia (Cali, Colombia), Universidad Nacional (Bogotá, Colombia), and at the Eastman School of Music (NY). Her students have been invited to participate in music festivals such as the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Brazil), the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (USA), the Summit Music Festival (USA), the Colombian Youth Orchestra, and the New World Symphony Orchestra (USA) and have also been accepted to graduate programs at North Texas University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Longy School of Music, and Rutgers University.

Dr. Sheldrick is currently Professor of Viola at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia. Previously, she was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the viola instructor at the University of Rochester as well as the teaching assistant to Professor George Taylor at the Eastman School of Music. She holds degrees from McGill University (BMus), Temple University (MM) and a postgraduate diploma from London’s Royal Academy of Music. Dr. Sheldrick earned the DMA degree in viola performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.