Playing the flute is one of the many facets of Nikki Langhorne’s career; a passionate musician, teacher and presenter, she shares her enthusiasm for music onstage as well as offstage. Through expressive and vibrant interpretation, Nikki strives to ignite a passion for music in each listener—making each performance an experience. From instructing aspiring young flutists to organizing compelling, new collaborations with composers, visual artists and fellow musicians, Nikki enjoys a wide variety of artistic endeavors.
In addition to being an avid chamber musician, Nikki has performed in orchestras under the direction of renowned conductors Leon Fleischer, James Judd and Cristian Marcelaru. She also performed in the Florida premier of Edgar Meyer’s Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass featuring the composer and Joshua Bell as soloists. Additionally, Nikki can be heard on PBS’s Gloria Estefan: The Standards and Jazz and the Philharmonic featuring Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Terence Blanchard and Mark O’Connor. Nikki has also premiered and recorded new works for flute choir by composers Dorothy Hindman, Thomas Sleeper, Erv Monroe and Sam Pilafian.
Nikki holds a Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Purchase where she studied with Tara Helen O’Connor. She has also earned Bachelor’s degrees in music performance and music business from the State University of New York at Potsdam where she studied with Kenneth Andrews. While pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Nikki was appointed a fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute. Mancini Fellows are chosen through a highly selective audition and admission process. While attending the University of Miami, Nikki studied with former principal flutist of The Metropolitan Opera, Trudy Kane. Currently, Nikki teaches privately on Long Island, New York and performs throughout the United States and Canada.