Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos is credited with over 83 international world-premiere performances and commissions and has released 5 solo CDs. She travels frequently in the USA, Europe, Asia, and South America as a performing artist, masterclass and workshop presenter, and adjudicator at competitions. She is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Aaron Copland Fund Grant for New Music Recording, two Fulbright Grants, and the National Society of Arts and Letters Career Award, and has performed with the Munich City Opera, Bavarian Radio Symphony Academy Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony Orchestra.
Professor Assimakopoulos has the privilege of working with a studio of wonderful undergraduate through doctoral students at WVU. Her students hold accolades as finalists and prize-winners in numerous national and international competitions including the Fischoff Competition, Intermusica International Concerto Competition, Alexander-Buono International Flute Competition, and the Young Artist Competitions of the National Flute Association, Rochester Flute Association, Southeast Michigan Flute Association, Mid-Atlantic Flute Association, Oklahoma Flute Association, and the Kentucky Flute Association.
Assimakopoulos was a student of Peter Lloyd at the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN and Paul Meisen, at the Academy for Music and Theater, Munich, Germany.