Classicalia Finalist 2022



American flutist Nikka Gershman-Pepper attends the Pre-Conservatory Program at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles. She is the youngest ever Haynes Young Artist, representing her flute-maker. In 2019 she was a soloist in an LA Youth Philharmonic’s performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and has been the first-prize winner of numerous competitions, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artists’ Concerto Competition, Rising Stars Grand Prix (Berlin), Flutes by the Sea International Competition, Chicago Flute Club (Senior Division), and the Los Angeles division of Music International Grand Prix. Her solo concerts include performances in Germany as well as throughout LA and in New York. She was heard as a guest performer on NPR’s From the Top program in 2022, and received a Sir James Galway Merit Scholarship Award to attend the Galway Flute Festival 2022.