B i o g r a p h y
Venezuelan flutist, teacher, conductor, and composer. Nicolás Real holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)-Flute Performance and Composition degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, a Master of Music-Flute Performance degree from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Music-Flute Performance degree from the former University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM) in Venezuela. Dr. Real begun his career in The National Youth Orchestra and Choir System of Venezuela “El Sistema”, where he was a flutist of The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Flute Teacher at The Latin American Flute Academy. Dr. Real is also a former Flute Teacher of The University of Los Andes in Mérida, and The National University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas. As a soloist and a chamber performer, Dr. Real was founder member of Miquirebo-Flute Quartet of Venezuela, The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and The Real-Peña Duo (Flute and Piano Duet), with which he performed in concerts, recordings, and tours. As a recording artist, Dr. Real has produced two independent solo CD recordings with a repertoire from Venezuela and Latin America respectively, and he has been part of many other recording projects with the Dorian Recording, Centaur Records, and New World Records labels. As a conductor, Dr. Real is a former Associate Music Director of The Guárico State Symphony Orchestra, and The National Flute Orchestra in Venezuela, and a guest conductor and sectional coach at the Venezuelan “El Sistema” and the US. As a composer, Dr. Real catalogue includes works for flute quartet and flute choir, mix ensembles, and a solo concerto for flute, string orchestra, and percussion. His compositions have been performed by The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, The Massachusetts Flute Choir, The Crescent Duo (flute and clarinet), The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and Miquirebo-Flute Quartet of Venezuela among others. Currently, Dr. Real is the Principal Flute at The Venice Symphony, Principal Flute at Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Founder-Director of The Real Flute Studio and The Real Flute Choir, and Music Director of The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra.