The award-winning ensemble, AlmaNova, is an innovative flute and guitar
duo presenting an eclectic program of chamber music. Flutist Jessica Pierce and
guitarist Almer Imamovic are both masters of their instruments elevating the
flute and guitar ensemble to the highest level of virtuosity and artistry.
Their live performances are filled with energy and passion creating a
"...graceful, intuitively choreographed display of seamless connection." (Fresno
AlmaNova met in France while studying at the famed Ecole Normale de Musique de
Paris. They continued their graduate work at the Royal Welsh College of Music
and Drama and the USC Thornton School of Music. Since then they have had the
privilege to perform extensively throughout the world including recitals in
Paris, London, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Tijuana, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Chicago, New York, Kansas City, and San Diego.
In 2011, AlmaNova will begin their first tour of Japan. AlmaNova's recordings
have been described as "...pure musical pleasure" (Flute Focus Magazine, 2009) and
have received much critical acclaim. Their first CD recording Debut features
original works by Mr. Imamovic inspired by the sounds and folk melodies of his
native Bosnia. It was recently honored by the largest worldwide independent
music organization, Just Plain Folks, receiving Best Instrumental Album, 2009 as
well as Best Instrumental Song, 2009 for "Sarajevo Nights". Their second CD,
Classic Giulian was awarded Critic's Choice, 2008 by American Record Guide
calling it "...some of the best [Giuliani] I've heard".
Their newest release, After Hours, explores the music of Macedonia through
thoughtful arrangements and more original compositions by Mr. Imamovic and Ms.
Jessica plays Sankyo Flutes and Almer plays Kenny Hill Guitars
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