Nicole Schroeder Raimato
Flutist Nicole Schroeder Raimato made her Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2014 International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. According to the Epoch Times, “Schroeder played with a beautiful, well-projected tone undiluted by excess air, as well as subtly understated dynamics and lyrical phrasing.” Nicole has played in the pit orchestra for the Broadway production of Wicked and the Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish; appeared on the TV show Mozart in the Jungle; and performs with a number of symphony, opera, theatre, and ballet orchestras in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In addition to flute and piccolo, Nicole performs on world flutes such as the pennywhistle, dizi, ocarina, panflute, and recorder. Aside from her busy performance schedule, Nicole also enjoys teaching flute in her private studio, as a teaching artist in New York City public schools, and as a member of the flute faculties at Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ and Wetherby-Pembridge School in Manhattan. Nicole also serves on the boards of the New York Flute Club and New Jersey Flute Society. She holds a Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Elizabethtown College.