Flute Fellow Nikolas Rodriguez

Nikolas Rodriguez

Winds, Flute

2022 Fellow, 2021 Virtual Fellow

Flutist Nikolas Rodriguez is from Ibagué, Colombia. He started to play the flute at the age of ten in the Conservatory of Music of Ibagué. He was awarded the first prize at the First Colombia National Competition for Flutist and the second prize at the Third RC International Flute Competition. He also has won first prizes in many competitions, including the III Competition for Young soloists of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra, the XV Competition for Soloists of the Cali Philharmonic, “Jóvenes Interpretes” from the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, the Luis Angel Arango Library, the Competition for Soloists of the Colombia National University, and the “Harry Gosse” prize at the IX International Flute Academy.

Nikolas has performed in masterclasses given by Silvia Careddu, Mario Caroli, Samuel Coles, Juliette Hurel, Elizabeth Mann, János Bálint, Philipp Jundt, Matvey Demin, Gaspar Hoyos, Alberto Almarza, Krzysztof Kaczka, among others. He has participated in the Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina Femusc, Festival Internacional de Música FIME, and the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música. He has played as a soloist and collaborated with many orchestras, including the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra and Colombia National Orchestra. Nikolas was member of the Bogotá Young Philharmonic Orchestra and Band and Orquesta Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, playing in Europe and South America.

Nikolas holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Colombia National University, where he studied with Jaime Moreno. He is going to start his Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Professor Robert Langevin.