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Nina Flyer, Cellist

"Nina Flyer's sonorous
cello playing was
something to savor...

San Francisco Chronicle

"The recording, which
is as good as they come."

San Francisco Examiner

"...fine musician...committed
interpreter...smooth technique
and controlled emotionalism..."

Jerusalem Post

Nina Flyer has toured and recorded throughout Europe, Scandanavia and America. She has been principal cellist with the symponies of Jerusalem, Bergen (Norway) and Iceland, and has held the post of acting principal cellist with the San Diego Symphony. She is presently principal cellist of the Women's Philharmonic, the Classical Philharmonic and the Bear Valley Music Festival, as well as cello and chamber music instructor at the University of the Pacific. She performs with the San Francisco Symphony, and records for the TV and Motion Picture Industry. She maintains a busy schedule of solo appearances and chamber music performances in the US and abroad, and is a founding member of the Yerba Buena Ensemble, the chamber ensemble-in-residence with NOONTIME CONCERTS (tm) in San Francisco.

Ms. Flyer was a finalist in the Coleman and Colmar (France) chamber music competitions. Her piano trio in Israel was sent on a government-commissioned tour of Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. An active proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Flyer performs regularly with contemporary music groups and has had many new works dedicated to her. One of Ms. Flyer's recent CDs, a concerto by Shulamit Ran, recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra, was nominated for two grammys. Her latest CD, on KOCH International, was released in July of 1999 to critical acclaim. She is currently performing, and soon to be recording, a new cello/piano version of the Carnival of the Animals, arranged by Mark Fish, with David Ogden Stiers as narrator.

Nina Flyer is a Lecturer in Cello at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music.


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