HEADJOINT: HJ-1607 Classic
ALTUS SINCE: 2012
AFFILIATION: Performing Artist, flute professor at University of Wyoming
GENRE: Classical, Contemporary
INFLUENCES: Paula Robison, Natalie Dessay, Gil Shaham
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 and serves on the board of Flute New Music Consortium.
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 ACA Digital, Albany, and Centaur Record labels.
Nicole currently teaches flute and chamber music at University of Wyoming, where she also directs the entrepreneurship certificate program. Her instructional videos for emerging music entrepreneurs are included in iCadenza’s innovative Coro curriculum.. She has also served on the summer faculties of Interlochen Arts Acadamy and Sulzbach-Rosenberg Music Festival. Nicole received the Doctor of Music in flute performance from Indiana University.