Sofia Heidi Almanza Saavedra was born in Panama
City in 1984 and began learning music at the age
of 10 at the National Institute of Music. She has studied
bassoon and saxophone since she was 12 years old.
In 1999–2000, she was a participant in various junior
summer competitions organized by INAC.
She has performed in the National symphony orchestra
of Panama, Orchestra of the Republic, Panama University
orchestra and in the US Kansas City orchestra.