Kassandra Lopez is a passionate flautist with a captivating energy who calls San Antonio, Texas home. An active performer at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, Kassandra has been principal flautist of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, the Lamont Wind Ensemble, and the Lamont Opera Orchestra. She has also had the opportunity to show off her chamber music skills through her participation in a woodwind quintet and a guitar/flute duo, and was a founding member of the Mile High Trio, a modern trio that specialized in complex works by living composers. Among other contemporary works, Kassandra and the Mile High Trio performed the world premiere of Gianfranco Gioia’s Sonata for Flute, Piano, and Clarinet, and their spirited interpretation led to their selection as finalists in the 2015 Lamont Chamber Competition and in the Arriaga Chamber Competition. Kassandra has also had the privilege to have her quintet coached by renowned composer David Maslanka in a master class.
Kassandra graduated from a nationally ranked high school, North East School of Arts, Department of Instrumental Music, San Antonio, Texas in 2014. She gained many valuable experiences, including performing her first concerto with an orchestra. She participated in UIL Solo and Ensemble competitions where she earned first level rankings into the state level competition where she later competed. Kassandra is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance at the Lamont School of Music, and is studying with Colorado Symphony Orchestra piccolo player Julie Thornton.