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Flutist Laura del Sol Jiménez has performed in Argentina, Chile, Israel, Italy, Japan, the United States, and her native Colombia. She was also prizewinner in the Gran Premio de Santiago Flute competition in Chile, Colombia’s Concurso Universitario de Flauta de Bogotá, Ciudad de Bogotá Woodwind Competition, and selected five times for the roster of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango Concert Series.
Laura has appeared as a soloist with the Cali Philharmonic Orchestra, Marga-Marga Symphony, Caldas Symphonic Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia Orchestra, and Universidad Javeriana Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Colombia National Symphony Orchestra, Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, and the CUNY Dominican Studies Symphony Orchestra, among others.
As a teacher, Laura has led masterclasses on Baroque performance practice, extended techniques, and performance health. Laura serves on faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music, maintains a private studio, teaches woodwind methods courses, and coaches chamber ensembles and orchestra sectionals.
Equally at home as a chamber musician, Laura has performed at international music festivals such as the Bowdoin Music Festival and the Portland Bach Festival, and collaborated with groups such as Windscape and the Jupiter String Quartet. In 2011, Laura founded the Linos trio, which toured Colombia and produced an album premiering music of contemporary Latin American composers. In 2012, Laura founded the Orpheus Cultural Foundation, dedicated to achieving social inclusion and encouraging the development of arts in communities devastated by Colombia’s 50-year war.
Laura holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá.