official biography

Nicole Murray is a multi-faceted flutist who is dedicated to exploring musicality through collaboration, innovation, and education. She has been featured as a faculty member and Academy member with the Orchestra North Summer Program in British Columbia and was also featured as an alumni guest artist at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado.


Ms. Murray has played with several orchestras throughout the northeast United States including the Southern Tier Symphony, Catskill Symphony and the New England Philharmonic. She has toured with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra to Lincoln Center and with the SUNY Fredonia Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra across New York state.

In 2011, she was selected as a Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist award winner and performed the Chaminade Concertino with the orchestra. 


Nicole is dedicated to working with living composers to collaborate on new works and expanding the solo flute repertoire. She is also the co-founder and Director of Marketing and Development of Liminal Space Ensemble, a new music artist collective dedicated to the performance and commission of new works as well as community engagement.


She holds an artist diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied under SF Symphony principal flutist, Tim Day, an MM in flute performance from Ithaca College, and a BM in flute performance from SUNY Fredonia.


Nicole lives and teaches flute in Buffalo, New York.

pc: Alana Adetola Arts Photography LLC

not-so-official biography

likes: my cat, T'Challa

dislikes: when bathroom doors don't have the 'occupied/unoccupied' dial thing

astrological sign: capricorn

favorite color: navy blue

favorite movie: Brick (baby Joseph Gordon-Levitt, swoooon)

favorite tv show: Community

favorite recording artist: Lizzo, obvi

favorite food: sushi

favorite Avenger: Hawkeye

favorite Beethoven symphonies ranked: 9, 3, 7, 6, 4, 1, 5, 2

favorite orchestra: Boston Symphony

favorite flutist: Elizabeth Rowe <3

favorite flute concerto: Gordon Jacob No. 2

favorite solo flute piece: Berio Sequenza

favorite piece to perform: Dutilleux Sonatine

favorite piece that does not involve flute in any way: Debussy string quartet

here's an excerpt from a recent performance with cellist, Nicholas Denton-Protsack! this was taken on August 11, 2019 in Houston, British Columbia as a part of the ONSP Academy recital :)

excerpt from Dviraag

by Asha Srinivansan

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