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First Name: Cynthia Koledo
Last Name: DeAlmeida
Bio: Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboist. Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida has held the position of principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1991. From 1989-1991, she was associate principal oboe with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Michigan where she studied with Arno Mariotti, and the master of music degree from Temple University in Philadelphia where Richard Woodhams was her teacher. Ms. Koledo DeAlmeida has performed as a soloist with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Philly Pops, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, she premiered a concerto by Leonardo Balada which was commissioned for her by the Pittsburgh Symphony and Lorin Maazel. In 1996, she will perform the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto under the direction of Andre Previn. Ms. DeAlmeida has participated in the Tanglewood, Waterloo, and Marlboro Music Festivals, as well as several "Music from Marlboro" tours. She is an active chamber musician and will, with her colleague Nancy Goeres, principal bassoon for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, premiere a new work for oboe, bassoon, and piano by Nancy Galbraith in October 1995. Ms. DeAlmeida teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She lives with her husband, José, and their two children, Veronica and Danny.
Source: The Double Reed 18/2