HEADJOINT: HJ-1607 CLassic
ALTUS SINCE: 2012
AFFILIATION: Verismo Trio, University of Wyoming
INFLUENCES: Paula Robison, Natalie Dessay, J.M. Coetzee
Praised for her “luscious, full sound” (American Record Guide) and “effortless precision” (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed as a guest artist at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States, South America, and Europe. A champion of contemporary music, Nicole has also commissioned and premiered new works by numerous composers as both a solo artist and with her chamber group, Verismo Trio.
Her live performances have been broadcast on Interlochen (MI) Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio, where she had a recurring role as both writer and performer in the series, “Telling Stories”. She has recorded for Centaur Records and Albany Records.
Nicole currently teaches at University of Wyoming, where she isVisiting Professor in Flute and founder/ director of the Summit Flute Institute. She also teaches flute and chamber music at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Bavaria every August. Nicole received the Doctor of Music in flute performance from Indiana University.