Flutist Nadine Asin is critically acclaimed for her remarkable versatility as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She performs with many of the world’s finest ensembles, having appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Great Performers series of Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. She was praised by the New York Times for her “liquid virtuosity,” the Washington Post for her exceptional ability,” and the Los Angeles Times for her “virtuosic playing.”
An advocate of new music, she commissioned and premiered Enchanted Orbits, a concerto by Augusta Read Thomas, and After Hours, a suite for flute and piano by David Schiff. She recorded Aaron Avshalomov’s Flute Concerto for the Naxos label.
A member of the artist-faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1978, Ms. Asin served as head of the flute department at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. She has taught at the Julliard School and Bard College Conservatory of Music and has given masterclasses at universities throughout the U.S. and Japan. She is a founding member of the Aspen Ensemble, a mixed instrumental quintet which tours internationally.
She made her debut with the Baltimore Symphony at age sixteen and received her B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker. A winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, she subsequently served on their board, as well as the boards of the Aspen Music Festival and School and Chamber Music America.