Ukrainian born clarinetist Anastasiya Nyzkodub is an active performer and teacher based in the Twin-Cities area. Her recent performances include playing as a guest principal clarinet with Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In the last few seasons she has performed with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Encore Winds and North Star Winds. She had recently completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Minnesota. Prior to her DMA studies she also completed her Master’s at the University of Minnesota and received her Bachelor Degree at Grand Valley State University in Clarinet Performance. Born in Ukraine, she attended a music school from a young age. She moved with her family to Siberia where she studied clarinet with her father, Sergiy Nizkodub at the College of Arts in Khanty-Mansiysk. Before coming to the US, Anastasiya participated in a summer program ”New Names” and played in a chamber ensemble ”Consone”. While pursuing her Bachelor degree she played and toured with GVSU New Music Ensemble. In 2015 Ms. Nyzkodub received a First Prize at the Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition. She had also performed solo and chamber music in the concerts featuring the Russian composers with Denis Evstuhin and Helen Chung. In addition to performing Ms. Nyzkodub worked as a teaching assistant for the Music Theory and Ear-Training Department at the University of Minnesota. She was a semi-finalist in the William Byrd Young Artist Competition in 2017. She is also a member of the woodwind trio Sonora Winds. Anastasiya joined Kramer’s School of Music in 2017.