Marcos Nicolás Sosa records with Philharmonia Orchestra

Marcos on the stairs

International Exchange Programme Artist, Marcos Nicolás Sosa has recently returned to the UK to record with the Philharmonia Orchestra. While he was in the country, he was able to catch up with the CMF team, who arranged for him to attend a lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Latana Phoung, Artist Manager at CMF commented that “Marcos benefitted from this programme during the pandemic/lockdown period. Everything was so up in the air then as we had to adapt with very short deadlines created by travel restrictions. Despite the challenges, we were able to ensure that Marcos enjoyed a wide range of activities; he received coaching sessions from Gareth Davies (LSO Principal Flute) and Anna Wolstenholme (Principal flute of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra) and CMF Alumnus Emma Halnan (Professor at Trinity Laban). Furthermore, Marcos got to visit France to study with Samuel Coles, which has led him to further his studies in France with Samuel. Two years later, I’m so pleased that Marcos now has this wonderful engagement with Philharmonia. Personally, I am very proud of Marcos as he has diligently worked towards his goals and taken on board a lot of the advice he was given during his exchange.”

In June/July 2021 Mexican Flautist Marcos Nicolás Sosa became the third artist to join us on the CMF / Anglo Arts UK Mexico Scholarship Programme.

In his six weeks in London Marcos enjoyed all the professional help and attention we give to all CMF artists. He enjoyed lessons with Margaret Campbell, Principal Flautist of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and was a featured artist in our lunchtime concert series at Barts Great Hall, performing pieces including Reinecke Concerto for Flute, Mvt 2 accompanied by CMF pianist Alexander Soares.

His performances were professionally filmed, providing Marcos with a remarkable souvenir of his six weeks in the UK, and giving him invaluable assets for the promotion of his professional career.

We also commissioned his website, helping Marcos present and share his work around the world into the future. 

Mexican Flautist Marcos Nicolás Sosa is a recent graduate from the Carlos Chávez Orchestra and the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico, where he is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Interpretation of Mexican Concert Music; all under the tutelage of Julieta Cedillo, principal flute of Mexico’s National Symphony.


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