Jessica Sindell 

Hailed as an “expressive champion” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and “superb” by the Oregonian, Jessica Sindell was appointed principal flute of the Oregon Symphony at the age of 22. While living in Oregon,Jessica also performed as guest principal flute with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

After performing for three years and recording two albums with the Oregon symphony, she decided to pursue a masters at the prestigious Rice University Shepherd School of Music. Two months into her studies there, she won the Third Flute/Piccolo position of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jessica is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music as a student of Bonita Boyd where she performed with the Eastman Philharmonic and with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. She was a concerto competition winner at Eastman and performed as soloist with the Eastman Wind Orchestra. While pursuing her BM, she also performed with the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Sindell was the recipient of consecutive fellowships to participate in the Aspen Music Festival and School during the summers of 2011 through 2013 as well as to the Music Academy of the West in 2014. In 2012, she began performing at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival and as principal flute at the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She’s been invited to perform chamber music in the Camera Lucida series in San Diego, in Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and recently the Nielson Flute Concerto with the Portland Chamber Orchestra.

Jessica also performs and records on occasion with the fabulous Pink Martini band as their main flutist.

A Cleveland native, Jessica was principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra under the batons of James Gaffigan and Jayce Ogren from 2005-2007 as well as principal  flute of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra under the baton of Liza Grossman from 2002-2007. In 2006, she performed the Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major with the Cleveland Suburban Symphony Orchestra as their concerto winner that year.

After performances of Mozart’s Flute Concerto No.1 with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2012, the Oregon Music News wrote that Ms. Sindell’s “outstanding performance, topped with her marvelous playing of the cadenzas, captivated the audience so much that it applauded at the end of each movement.”

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