Concert flutist, Dr. Andrei Pidkivka, has been critically acclaimed in the United States and Europe as the preeminent performer and clinician of classical flute and traditional Eastern European wood flutes. As an educator Dr. Pidkivka presented workshops and master classes at schools and universities and performed as a guest flutist with numerous symphony orchestras. For the past fifteen years he taught flute, recorder, and coached variety of chamber groups in private and academic settings. His East European background and extensive world music research keep him in demand as a recording artist and a maker of folk flutes. The Washington Post wrote, “Andrei Pidkivka breezed through fast passages on a number of ethnic flutes, but he was most winning playing plaintive melodies on the naj, or pan flute, and the tylynka, a long, slender shepherd’s flute with no finger holes”. With his performance of the “Lord of the Rings Symphony” with the Seattle Symphony the Seattle Times wrote, “Instrumentally, Andrei Pidkivka owned the spotlight with stellar work on Irish ney flutes and pan pipes (close your eyes and you’re in The Shire…)”.