Dariya Nikolenko
Rockville, MD
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Dariya Nikolenko

Dariya N.

Rockville, MD
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced teacher of 8 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced flute students. All ages are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. You will be building a strong foundation, a beautiful tone, technique, note reading, music theory, ear training and sight-reading.

About Dariya N.

A native of Russia, Dariya began her musical studies at age seven and made her first concerto appearance at nine performing the C.P.E Bach Concerto in D minor. Just recently she has appeared as a soloist with Ransom Wilson, flute, performing Martin Bresnick’s Double Flute Concerto Pan Penseroso with Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale.

Dariya has taken part in the Internationale Meisterkurse with Marina Piccinini in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Moritzburg Festival Academy in Germany, and has performed in master classes for Robert Langevin, Maxence Larrieu, Jeffrey Khaner, Emmanuel Pahud, and Jim Walker. She has also appeared at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as a part of Yale Percussion Group and at Weill Racital Hall in Carnegie Hall with Yale guitarists.

Dariya graduated with honors from the Moscow Academic College of the Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with Uriy N. Dolzhikov, from Johns Hopkins' Peabody Conservatory with Bachelor of Music Degree where she studied with Marina Piccinini and Yale School of Music with Master of Music Degree where she studied with Ransom Wilson. She also holds a Professional Studies Certificate Program in Orchestral Flute from Manhattan School of Music where she studied under the guidance of principal flutist of New York Philharmonic, Robert Langevin.

Dariya has taught undergraduate minor flute students at Yale University from 2009-2011. She actively teaches in the community and has experience with students of various ages.

Dariya has won First prize and the Grand prize in USA International Music Competition in Boston in 2010, the first prizes in Baltimore Music Club Winds and Brass Competition in 2008 and 2010, the 'New Names' International Competition in Moscow, the International Competition for Flutists in Yalgava, Latvia, and she has won additional prizes at the Beethoven Competition in Moscow, Russia as well as the International Competition in Novosibirsk, and was a semi-finalist of the Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition in New Mexico. Dariya has also been awarded Frances Wickes and Keith Wilson scholarships, and Yale School of Music scholarship along with Peabody Grant.


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Dariya is a great flute teacher. She is very professional, helpful and patient. She inspires and challenges me to practice and play music She is able to help me to achieve my goals and give advice on how to improve. Dariya is very patient, knowledgeable and flexible.

Posted Sep 13, 2019


Masters of Music in Flute Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2011

Yale University

Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance
Sep 2005 - May 2009

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University



Professional Proficiency


Professional Studies Certificate Program in Orchestral Flute
May 2012

Manhattan School of Music

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