Nora Shulman

2013 Adjudicator

Classical music (orchestral instrument) 
Nora Shulman

Nora ShulmanRegarded as one of the pre-eminent flutists of her generation, Nora Shulman has been the Principal Flutist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1986. Before becoming a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Shulman was an associate fellow at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood, co-principal flute of the Aspen Chamber Symphony at the Aspen Music Festival, and a member of the Denver Symphony.

During her tenure with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she garnered critical praise for her beautiful performances. Ms. Shulman has often been a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, which has included being featured on major Canadian tours. She has also appeared as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and the Denver Symphony.

She has participated in numerous chamber music concerts including those of Amici, the Guelph Spring Festival, Colours of Music Festival, The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the Faculty Artist Series at the University of Toronto. Ms. Shulman has recorded for Naxos including the critically acclaimed Berio Sequenza I as well as the best selling Dance of the Blessed Spirits with the harpist Judy Loman and the much laudedGiuliani: Duets for Flute and Guitar with the guitarist Norbert Kraft. Her recordings also include works for the CBC, Centre Disc, and Marquis Classics labels. Ms. Shulman has collaborated with the singers Karina Gauvin and Catherine Robbin on disc.

She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and is also on the faculty of the Glenn Gould Professional School. Former students hold positions with most major orchestras and universities in Canada, as well as with orchestras in the United States and Sweden.