Bassist Cindy Blandino has a diverse background in both chamber music and the symphonic repertoire. While a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, she studied with David Perlman (Former Principal Bass, The Cleveland Orchestra) and was Principal Double Bass in the Canton Symphony (Canton, Ohio), Ohio Chamber Orchestra, New Cleveland Opera and Opus I Chamber Soloists. Ms. Blandino studied chamber music at the Blossom Music Festival and played in the Colorado Philharmonic (The National Repertory Orchestra).
She held the position of Principal Bass in both the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, (Dominican Republic) and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Caracas (Venezuela), where she met South Beach Chamber Ensemble founder and cellist, Michael Andrews. Upon her return to the U.S., she continued as principal bass with the Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, and the Florida Symphonic Pops of Boca Raton. She also performed with the Miami City Ballet, Gold Coast Opera and South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Cindy currently plays Principal Bass in the Phoenix Opera and the Musica Nova Orchestra, freelances in symphonic and chamber music ensembles throughout Arizona and is the String Department Chairman and Orchestra Director at the Arizona School for the Arts.