Adrián Sandí is currently a freelancer in the NYC metro area. As an active solo recitalist, Adrián has given numerous chamber music and solo performances throughout his musical career in different cities in Costa Rica, Panama, USA, Canada, and China.
As an avid performer of new music, Adrián has worked closely with conductor Brad Lubman as part of Ensemble Signal. Regularly performing works of rising and living composers, he has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Oliver Knussen, John Zorn, and Tristan Murail. As a founding member of the reed quintet REED5, the group has had the opportunity to collaborate and premiere new works by young composers from Brazil and Japan.
Adrián has performed as the principal clarinetist of Wichita Symphony Orchestra for their 2011-2012 season and has performed with ensembles such as Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific; performing in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Teatro Nacional de Panama, Teatro Melico Salazar and Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica.
Born and raised in San José, Costa Rica, Adrián began his clarinet studies at the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica. He obtained his BM magna cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, his MM with distinction from DePaul University, and his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. While pursuing his DMA and working as a Graduate Assistant, he was awarded the “Teaching Assistant Prize for Excellence in Teaching”. His main professors have included Ken Grant, Jon Manasse, Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, Dr. Charles West, and Jose Manuel Ugalde.