Regarded as one of the pre-eminent flutists of her generation, Nora Shulman first joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1974 and was appointed Principal Flute in 1986. She will have been the longest serving Principal Flutist in the history of the TSO at the time of her retirement from the orchestra in 2017.
During her tenure with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she garnered critical praise for her exquisite sound, technical mastery, and compelling lyricism. Ms. Shulman has frequently been a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has been featured on major Canadian tours. She has also appeared as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, and the Denver Symphony.
Chamber music appearances have included concerts with Amici, the Guelph Spring Festival, Colours of Music Festival, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Faculty Artist Series at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Symphony Chamber Soloists.
Ms. Shulman’s recordings for Naxos have included the critically acclaimed Berio Sequenza I as well as the best selling Dance of the Blessed Spirits with harpist Judy Loman and Giuliani: Duets for Flute and Guitar with guitarist Norbert Kraft. Naxos released her latest CD, 20th Century Music for Flute and Harp, with Judy Loman, in 2014. She has also recorded for the CBC, Centrediscs, and Marquis Classics labels. Ms. Shulman has also been featured on disc with the singers Karina Gauvin and Catherine Robbin.
She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. In 2017 she was appointed to the Faculty of The Glenn Gould Professional School where she will be Woodwind Master Class Coordinator and flute instructor.
Ms Shulman is a committed and passionate teacher; former students hold positions with many major orchestras and universities in Canada, as well as with orchestras in the United States.