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Nina Assimakopoulos


Internationally acclaimed flutist and Altus performing artist Nina Assimakopoulos has been hailed as “...a marvel!” (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a “dramatic sense of pacing” who demonstrates “not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing; broad tone color; lyricism; a full range of dynamic expression; and above all STYLE that paints the differences from Bach to Bartok...” (American Record Guide). A champion of contemporary music, Nina Assimakopoulos is credited with over 83 international world-premiere performances and commissions and has recorded four solo CDs. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes and has toured as a soloist and master class presenter internationally in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. She has performed with the Munich City Opera, Bavarian Radio Symphony Academy Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony Orchestra. She is flute professor at West Virginia University and studied with Peter Lloyd and Paul Meisen, earning degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Munich Academy of Music, Germany.

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/15/2014: Flute Loops

Internationally acclaimed flutists Nina Assimakopoulos and Matej Grahek and pianist Tadej Horvat present a blend of multicultural works combining classical, jazz, rock, folk, Caribbean, Asian, and South American musical influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia.

Nina Assimakopoulos