Dr. Braunwin Sheldrick leads a dynamic career dedicated to both performing and teaching. She has given solo recitals in Canada, the United States, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, and England and has participated in festivals including the Spoleto Festival USA, the Domaine Forget, and the Banff Centre.
Since her arrival in Colombia in 2008, Dr. Sheldrick has performed as a soloist with the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra and the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra where she has performed under the conductors Alejandro Posada, Cecilia Espinosa, Francisco Rettig, and Ricardo Jaramillo. She has also collaborated in chamber music concerts with artists such as Roberto González, Gonzalo Ospina, Javier Arias, Williams Naranjo, Javier Vinasco, Fernando Silveira and Andrés Gómez Bravo. In a review of Dr. Sheldrick’s performance of Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi, El Colombiano wrote: “The viola was played by Braunwin Sheldrick with utmost propriety and security. Her sound, intense and beautiful, was accompanied by a special poetic sense.”
A devoted teacher, Dr. Sheldrick’s students have been invited to participate in music festivals such as the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Brazil), the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival (USA), the Summit Music Festival (USA), the Colombian Youth Orchestra, and the New World Symphony Orchestra (USA). Additionally, she is a Suzuki violin teacher and has completed training with Stevie Sandven, Karen Kimmmett, and Katherine Wood.
Dr. Sheldrick is currently Professor of Viola at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia. Previously, she was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the viola instructor at the University of Rochester as well as the teaching assistant to Professor George Taylor at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Sheldrick earned the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in viola performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.