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
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.
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
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.
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.