Jessica Aura Taskov, flute
Described as "exquisite" by the South Florida Classica Review, Flutist and native New Yorker, Jessica Aura Taskov is an active orchestral player and chamber musician. 2018/19 engagements include performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Nashville Symphony, Principal Flute with DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International), Principal Flute of the New England Symphonic Ensemble, Reading Symphony in PA, New York Concert Artists, and a broadway tour of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” among others. She has been a soloist with the New Jersey Philharmonic, Ensemble 212, the Purchase Camerata, and was a first prize winner of the 2013 Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition. Other orchestral experience includes performances with the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Seraphic Fire, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Munchner Symphoniker, and others. Summer festivals include Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Interlochen, and Orford. Most recent recording was “Lines of Color” recorded live at the Jazz Standard in NYC and released on Blue Note records in 2015 and was nominated for a Grammy. Ms. Taskov is on faculty of the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College.