Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Nikolaus Flickinger received his Master’s of Oboe Performance degree from Arizona State University. Nikolaus plays second oboe and English Horn for the West Valley Symphony. He also plays oboe for Phoenix Opera. He is member of the active chamber group Mill Avenue Chamber Players. Before Arizona Nikolaus attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s degree.
Nikolaus’s previous performance experiences have been with the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Orchesta Sinfonica de la UANL in Monterrey, Mexico, Arizona Opera, Flagstaff Symphony, American Institue of Musical Studies Orchestra in Graz, Austria, Mesa Symphony, Musica Nova Orchestra, and Sarasota Festival Orchestra. Nikolaus is currently Adjunct Faculty at Glendale Community College and Mesa Community College. He is also the primary oboe specialist at Arizona School for the Arts, and enjoys his own private studio. Nikolaus is also owner and founder of the online oboe reed company OBONIK, where is specializes in handmade oboe and English Horn reeds.