“Assimakopoulos produces a stunning array of timbres…her intensity is captivating and her suspenseful rubato creates an effective and personal performance…Assimakopoulos demonstrates her versatility as a player, drawing a wide array of effects from her instrument to create impressive performances across multiple genres of solo flute music.”

CutCommon Magazine, 2015

“It is often difficult to maintain the interest of an audience with a recital of solo works for monophonic instrument. Assimakopoulos overcomes that hurdle by her savvy repertoire selections, collected over years of seeking outstanding new works for her instrument, and by the intensity and beauty of her playing. She has remarkable technique, and a lovely core tone that she is able to manipulate to great effect in this dazzling array of novel, even exotic, works.”

Fanfare Magazine, 2016

“Attention flute world: here is Nina Assimakopoulos, an artistic force to be reckoned with!”

American Record Guide, 2016

“In the hands of Nina Assimakopoulos the flute is a kite, a nymph, a bolt of lightning.”

Rochester City Paper, 2006

“Assimakopoulos guided this sonic world tour with genuine musicianship, excellent technique, and uncommon projection and richness of tone in the flute's lowest register. In this performance the only jury was the audience, and they showered Assimakopoulos with high marks in the form of hearty applause and a lengthy standing ovation.”

New York Concert Review, Carnegie Hall Debut, 2000

“Nina Assimakopoulos’ concert was striking in many ways. First, her rich, clear and colorful sounds, beautifully articulated, made an immediate impression. As a flutist she is clearly in the upper tier of our profession. Everything is there-rhythm, dynamics, a wealth of colors- all in service of a strong musical intellect, deeply felt.”

Robert Dick, Internationally Acclaimed  Contemporary Flute Specialist

“Assimakopoulos is a versatile virtuoso with a dramatic sense of pacing who demonstrates not just perfect technique and total breath control, but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing; broad tone color; lyricism; a full range of dynamic expression; and above all STYLE that paints the differences from Bach to Bartok…”

American Record Guide, 2002

“Assimakopoulos has a dramatic sense of pacing...from beginning to end she changes styles freely and remains in control of what she is doing musically.”

American Record Guide, 2006

“Assimakopoulos...has a beautiful tone and plays expressively.”

Flute Talk Magazine, 2002

“A superb musician who plays with musical understanding, brilliant technique, and great intellect.”

Luba Edlina, Pianist, Borodin Trio

“Nina’s artistry, beautiful tone colors, intelligent interpretations, and brilliant stage presence are captivating. She is a wonderful performer and teacher.”

Katherine Kemler, Professor of Flute Louisiana State University

“A mature and brilliant artist who has a sovereign and superior command of her instrument.”

Paul Meisen, Former professor of Flute Academy of Music and Theater, Munich Germany

“Nina is one of the few exceptionally talented players who has a natural feeling for music and just as important a real understanding of performance.”

Peter Lloyd, Former Principal Flute London Symphony Orchestra

“Nina Assimakopoulos is an excellent flutist. Her recital was filled with virtuosity, beautiful sounds, and interesting repertoire. Nina has a motivated, energetic, and creative manner that permeates her choices both as a teacher and performer.”

Christina Jennings, Associate Professor of Flute, University of Colorado Boulder

“Assimakopoulos' playing is endowed with such a beautiful sense of line and consistency of tone. I found myself dazzled by her ability to adapt her interpretive approach to the varied repertoire she presented.” 

Jonathan Keeble, Professor of Flute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“A poised, colorful, and dynamic flutist, Nina is an effective communicator who puts great thought and effort into engaging her audience, both personally and musically.”

Nancy Stagnitta Loudenslager, Instructor of Flute at Interlochen Center for the Arts

“Impeccable intonation and superbly fluid flute playing...if one adds to those qualities her radiant presence on stage, it is not difficult to understand why her St. Louis recital was a sensational success.”

Minoo Mehta, President Artist Presentation Society