Greek flutist and Trevor James Low Flutes Artist Dr. Eftihia Arkoudis is an interdisciplinary artist and a
pedagogue. She is a lecturer and adjunct flute instructor at Frostburg State University, the creator of the
inaugural Frostburg Flutes Virtual Guest Artist Series, and the new director of West Virginia University’s
Community Music Program, where she also teaches flute and piano to students of all ages with and without
learning or physical disabilities
She is a winner of International Grand Prize Virtuoso and WVU’s Young Artist Competition (2016), an
alternate winner of Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition and NFA Convention ‘Into the Music’
Masterclass, a finalist for The American Prize Competition (2018-2019), and an alternate finalist of Byron
Hester Competition (2015).
As an orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed and recorded in prestigious venues of Greece,
Austria, Germany, and Turkey, while serving as the principal flutist of Junges Tonkünstler Orchester
(Germany), Greek-Turkish Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Orpheus Kammerochester Wien (Austria),
among several other ensembles. Currently, she performs as a founding member of the flute trio 3Pirouetten
based in Germany, and the award-winning and recording artist BETA Quartet, with whom she won first
place in France Music Competition 2° (2020) and Flute Society of Kentucky Flute Quartet Competition
(2017) and were semifinalists in Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2017).
As a soloist, Eftihia has a passion for adding a theatrical element in her interpretations and considering her
discography credits, she has commissioned and delivered the world premiere of over twenty works. Further,
her academic and overseas musical endeavors have been supported by grants from the Ministry of Culture
and Science of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen (2021), Friends of Flutes Foundation (2016) and West
Virginia University (2016), and the Susan B. Hardesty (2015), Eleana T. Donley (2015), and Valerie
Canady Charitable Trust Foundation (2015, 2017) scholarships.
Dr. Arkoudis graduated with her DMA and MM from WVU while on an assistantship and holds artistic
diplomas with distinctions from Prayner Konservatorium Wien and the Athens Conservatoire. The latter
one named her Best Woodwind Instrumentalist (2010-2011) and first Urs Rüttimann Award for Excellence in Performance (2012) recipient upon graduation. She has played for acclaimed flutists such as Claire
Chase, Alberto Almarza, Krzysztof Kaczka, Lorna McGhee, Franscesca Arnorne, Erwin Klambauer,
and Caroline Debonne, and was selected as a performer for the Jasmine Choi International Masterclass in
Austria (2013) and William Bennett Flute Academy in the US (2017). Her primary teachers include Nina
Assimakopoulos, Reza Najfar, Urs Rüttimann, and Danae Kioupouroglou.