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. In 2012, they released their first holiday album “AlmaNova: The Christmas Album” featuring original and inventive arrangements on beloved Christmas classics.
Ms. Jessica Pierce began her studies in Northern California with Isabelle Chapuis and Mimi Carlson, attending Santa Clara University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in both music and French. Her studies then brought her to Paris where she attended the famed Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Pierre-Yves Artaud where she completed her Diplôme Superieur in Flute Performance and Chamber Music à l’unimitité. In 2009, Jessica completed both a Master’s degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) degree at the University of Southern California under Jim Walker.
Almer Imamovic holds Master’s Degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the Royal Welsh College and University of Southern California and a Diplôme Superieur from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.