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Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku

Anatolia Evakiou-Kaku
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Performers Certificate (in progress) DePaul University

MM DePaul University

BA Pomona College

Anatolia Maya Evarkiou-Kaku is a Chicago-based flutist. Anatolia performs regularly with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra and studies with Mark Sparks, Principal Flute of the St. Louis Symphony. Beyond her academic commitments, Anatolia has performed with Floating Opera Company, Lakeview Orchestra, Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, 42nd Parallel, Windy City Opera, and La Jolla Music Society. As a DePaul Community Music Division Teaching Artist, Anatolia coaches flutists of all levels at Lowell Elementary, Hanson Park Elementary, and Senn High School.

A graduate of Pomona College, Anatolia studied Music and Economics and was awarded the William F. Russell and William G. Blanchard Prizes in 2014. She made her solo debut with the New City Sinfonia in 2006 as the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Woodwind Concerto Competition winner, later winning the Pomona College Orchestra Concerto Competition as a freshman in 2009. As a member of the California Music Teachers’ Association’s Young Artist Guild, she received the 2009 Rodetsky and Natensted Scholarships.

Anatolia’s previous teachers include Jennifer Gunn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Catherine Ransom Karoly of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Professor Rachel Rudich of California Institute of the Arts. Having attended summer orchestral and master classes at festivals such as Eastern Music Festival, Domaine Forget Academy, and the Orford Arts Center Academy, Anatolia has had the opportunity to learn from flutists Denis Bluteau, Mathieu Dufour, Brian Gordon, Robert Langevin, and Les Roettges.