Lecturer of Cello
Nina Flyer joined the faculty of the Conservatory of Music in 1997. She holds a B.M. with an emphasis in performance from the University of Southern California and has studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Vienna Academy of Music. Her major teachers include Ronald Leonard, Gabor Rejto, Vladmir Orloff and Frank Miller.
Ms. Flyer was principal cellist of the Jerusalem Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Bergen (Norway) Symphony, acting principal of the San Diego Symphony, and principal of the Bay Area Women's Philharmonic. She is currently principal cello of the Pacific Chamber Symphony and the Bear Valley Music Festival. Ms. Flyer has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and records regularly for the TV and Motion Picture Industry. She is active as a soloist and chamber musician having performed both in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Flyer has an established reputation for playing contemporary music having performed with Composer's Inc. and the San Francisco Contemporary Players. She is featured on two recordings that have been nominated for Grammy awards. One features a cello work by Shulamit Ran, recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra, and the other includes two cello suites by Lou Harrison. She also recorded music by St. Saens and Mark Fish, for cello, piano and the narration of David Ogden Stiers. Ms. Flyer recorded a piece called Flyer, for cello and orchestra, composed by Allan Crossman and dedicated to her, with the North/South Consonance in New York. She has also held the position of lecturer in cello at California State University-East Bay and taught at the Reykjavik School of Music (Iceland).
Ms. Flyer is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, American String Teachers Association, Chamber Music America, Northern California Cello Club, and Pi Kappa Lambda. She is also on the board of the Recording Musician's Association of San Francisco, and is the vice chair of the Local 6 Recording Committee.
In the Conservatory, Ms. Flyer teaches cello, coaches chamber music, and performs with the resident ensemble Trio 180.