Debra Reuter-Pivetta

Affiliated Instructor of Flute

Hailed for her breathtaking technical skill, intoxicating musicality, and deep interpretational understanding, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player, and teacher.  A winner in the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition, she also holds top prizes in the Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition, the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, and the Flute Talk Competition.

Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has performed as concerto soloist with many orchestras across the United States and Europe. She is a founding member of the critically acclaimed flute, viola, and harp trio, the Fire Pink Trio. Dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and rarely heard works, Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has given many premieres both as soloist and chamber artist, including the North Carolina premiere of Gabriela Frank’s Sueños de Chambi, the world premiere of The Fourth Angel for flute, bass trombone, and electronic sounds by Dr. Thomas Clark, as well as chamber works by Margaret Vardell Sandresky, Robert Dick, and Lawrence Dillon. She has recorded chamber works by Undine Smith Moore, William Banfield, and Anthony Kelley on the Albany label.

Debra Reuter-Pivetta has recorded works by Böhm, Bozza, Saint-Saëns, Guiot and Burton with her husband, pianist Federico Pivetta. Their critically acclaimed CD has aired frequently on public radio stations across the country. Performance highlights for the Pivetta Duo include concerts in Chicago, New York City, Italy, and an extensive concert tour performing in seventy-five cities nationwide.

Debra Reuter-Pivetta is the principal flutist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College.





  • BM, University of North Carolina School of the Arts