Bio

Dr. Nina Perlove is an award winning classical flutist who is in high demand as a performer and clinician.  She has been the Featured Guest Artist for the Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma Flute Societies, for the Northern California flute summer program at Hidden Valley Music Seminars, and has  appeared at universities including The University of Michigan American Music Institute, Sam Houston State University, Ball State University, the University of Louisville, and Northern Kentucky University, where she taught flute for eleven years.  She also frequently performs and leads masterclasses at the annual National Flute Association conventions, including being a featured soloist at composer Katherine Hoover’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Concert.  Perlove is an Artist and Advisor for Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments and plays a custom-made “Nina Perlove Signature Flute,” built for her by Gemeinhardt with the RS 2012 scale.


Perlove has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including appearances in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria and has extensive performance experience in both traditional and contemporary solo and chamber music including recitals with pianists Charles Wadsworth and Eric Himy.  She premiered Mark Adamo’s August Music at the Constella Festival and has adjudicated competitions including the Myrna Brown Artist Competition, the Concours General de Musique Leopold BELLAN, the Midsouth Flute Society, the Central Ohio Flute Fair, the Overture Awards, and the National Flute Association Dissertation Prize.   Perlove has also won numerous prizes, including the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Laurence Beauregard Competition, The YouTube Symphony Competition 2009, the Cincinnati Flute Symposium Performer’s Competition, and the Richardson Young Artist Competition.  In orchestras, Perlove has held positions with the Spoleto USA and Graz Festival Orchestras, the Jackson and Lansing Michigan Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with the Charleston Symphony.


With over 7 million views to her 200+ online video performances and tutorials, Perlove is one of her generation’s most well known classical flutists and has been dubbed “The Internet Flutist.” Reviewers have called her “a worldwide phenomenon,” and she has been featured in major media including the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Her groundbreaking website,  REALFLUTEproject.com , has earned a loyal following and combines her dynamic video performances and teaching with musical commentary and research.


Additionally, Perlove “is a fine writer, music critic, and advocate for modern music” (J. Pritchard, The Flute Network). Her articles have appeared in publications including Perspectives of New Music, American Music, Pan Magazine, Windplayer Magazine, Flute Talk Magazine, CMA Matters, and The Flutist Quarterly. Her doctoral thesis on the flute music of Aaron Copland won the 2004 National Flute Association Dissertation Prize for outstanding contribution to flute scholarship.  She is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Flutist Quarterly.


As an expert is using the web and social media, she also works as an arts consultant. She was an Artist Development advisor to the YouTube Symphony 2011, a project in which she promoted, performed in and hosted a week of music events in Sydney, Australia which was broadcast live to over 33 million viewers.  As Executive Director of the Starling Project Foundation from 2002--2007, she won a prestigious Webby Award for the website Violinmasterclass.com; created a summer music school in Beijing, China; commissioned works by diverse composers; and created and performed in chamber music concerts for economically disadvantaged school children. She also served as Consultant/Executive Director for theAmerican Classical Music Hall of Fame, where she redeveloped the organization's website, oversaw the awarding and presentation of inductee medallions, and created an interactive Virtual Walk of Fame and dancing musical fountain in Cincinnati's Washington Park.   Perlove was named "One of Twenty Professional Women to Watch in 2012" by the Cincinnati Enquirer and was the 2009 Honoree by Leading Women Cincinnati in Arts and Entertainment.


Perlove began her flute studies at age seven with Nancy Waring in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She continued her studies with Keith Bryan and Leone Buyse at the University of Michigan and later earned a Fulbright to study with Alain Marion and Sophie Cherrier in Paris, France.  After two years abroad, she returned to the U.S. to study with Brad Garner and Jack Wellbaum, earning an MM and DMA from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

 

 

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