Pam Vliek Martchev

Flutist Pam Vliek Martchev has played with southern California’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, LA Chamber Orchestra, Pacific, Pasadena, and Mainly Mozart Festival Symphonies. She has had the honor of performing under the baton of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Jeffrey Kahaner, James Conlon, Leonard Slatkin, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has served as principal flute with the Boulder Philharmonic for 10 seasons, and was 2nd flute of Philharmonie der Nationen in Germany from 1997-98. An avid lover of chamber music, Pam has been featured on series such as Jacaranda, Dilijan, Le Salon de Musique, La Jolla Summerfest, Luscious Noise, Art of Elan, Bruman at UCLA, PIE, Hear Now, NY Flute Club, and with Unbound Chamber Music Festival in Mammoth.


Ms. Vliek Martchev has been a guest teacher and given recitals at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), and will be featured this spring at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Of her performance of the Poulenc Sonata, a 2012 LA Times review noted “….You could almost feel her breath transformed into music….” She can be heard on many commercials and movie soundtracks, and on CDs of Billy Childs, Chris Botti, and the Divan Consort. She has performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and can be seen on the Jay Leno and Ellen shows, Andrea Bocelli 2009 PBS Christmas Special, the Mariah Carey 2010 Christmas Special, and the movie ‘The Soloist’ with the LA Phil.


Ms. Vliek Martchev went to Manhattan School of Music for their pre-college program and her Bachelor of Music. She is very thankful for her NY public school music education, which culminated in winning many prizes, and soloing with the Long Island Philharmonic and other LI orchestras. Her primary teachers were Harold Jones, Kathleen Nester, and Linda Chesis. She is currently on the faculties of San Diego State University, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, and University of San Diego, on the board of the San Diego Flute Guild, and has previously taught at Mt. San Antonio College and Riverside City College. Her students have auditioned successfully for conservatory degrees across the country, CA All-Southern and All-State Ensembles, and NFA Scholarships.