Laura del Sol Jimenez performs on flute.
Flutist Laura del Sol Jiménez holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. She performs on a Sankyo silver flute and Emmanuel gold head joint. Laura is the director of PCM’s Karger College Prep Program. She has won numerous awards throughout her career, highlighted by the expressiveness and poised technical accuracy of her performances.
Currently based in New York City and Portland, Maine, Laura has performed in Argentina, Chile, Israel, Italy, Japan, the United States, and her native Colombia.
Laura has dedicated much of her career to commissioning and performing works of Latin American composers. Originally from the coffee-belt Colombian town of Calarcá, she has uniquely experienced the power of music to heal communities in war-torn countries. To help provide musical resources to under-served Colombian communities, Laura founded the Orpheus Cultural Foundation in 2013, dedicated to achieving social inclusion and encouraging the development of arts in communities devastated by Colombia’s 50-year war.
When: Thursday, April 16, 12:15 pm – 12:50 pm
Where: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME
Tickets: Free to the public | Suggested donation $5