Amelia del Caño

  • Bassoon
  • Session B
  • Kathy and John Landon Chair

Amelia del Caño is a second-year bassoon fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL. She has performed professionally with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Her past summer experiences include the Aspen Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival. This past January, she was a prizewinner in the 2021 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition. Originally from Albany, NY, she holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in bassoon performance from the Eastman School of Music as a student of George Sakakeeny.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation. I hate traffic.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I am descended from the first man to circumnavigate the world, Ferdinand Magellan’s navigator, Juan Sebastian de Elcano (eventually shortened to del Cano). Since Magellan died in the Philippines before the fleet’s return to Spain, Elcano was technically the one to complete the circumnavigation in 1522.