Franklin Sandoval

Cello Teacher, Student

Franklin Sandoval

SAA Member

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Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Franklin Sandoval began playing cello at the age of eight and since 2017 he began majoring in Music Performance at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville; in the studio of Dr. Nick Curry as a 3rd year and first-generation college student. Franklin was awarded 4 superior medals by the Florida Orchestra Association Evaluations in both Solo work and Ensemble categories in 2013 and 2017. He is also a winner of the University of North Florida Concerto Competition 2017 with the Elgar Cello Concerto. Franklin was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Musician award from The University of North Florida School of Music in 2018 and 2019. Franklin has participated vividly in chamber music performing string quartets, piano quintets, piano trios, and much more. His appreciation not just for classical music but the power of what music can do for children is what motivates him and empowers his musical performances. Franklin has performed in many masterclasses given by artists such as David Finkel and Wu Han, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Richard Aaron, and The Vienna Piano Trio. Franklin has performed in several festivals and Orchestras including the New World Symphony Side by Side/Concerto Competition in Miami Beach, Florida, The Rushmore Music Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota, The Florida Youth Orchestra in Hollywood, Florida, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont and most recently as a counselor at the prestigious and historical Meadowmount School of Music in New York.