Siroko Duo, a flute ensemble comprised of San Francisco flutists Victoria Hauk and Jessie Nucho, is dedicated to commissioning and performing new works, creatively interacting with performance space to enhance the audience experience, and bringing contemporary music to new and younger audiences and performers. Sharing a passion for commissioning and performing new works, Victoria and Jessie formed Siroko Duo in 2015 to record duets by Kyle Randall and Lucas Floyd, and they continue to actively perform works by mostly living composers. Actively engaged in the contemporary music scene in San Francisco, Siroko has commissioned pieces by Julie Barwick, Joseph M. Colombo, Chelsea Loew, Emma Logan, and Kyle Randall. Highlights of Spring 2017 include performances at the Hot Air Music Festival and Re:Ignite, a collaboration with Helia Music Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area organization that supports the creative endeavors of women in music. In August 2017, Siroko traveled to New Hampshire to participate in the Avaloch Farm Music Institute accompanied by composer Nick Benavides. Both Jessie and Victoria studied with Tim Day at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Flutist Victoria “Tori” Hauk, originally from San Diego, performs with One Found Sound, The Fête Concert Series, and Avenue Winds among other groups. She teaches privately and at San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division, Young Musician’s Choral Orchestra, Albany Music School, Little Mission Studio, and Scherzo Music School. She has received awards at the University of Arizona President’s Concerto Competition, Arizona Flute Society Competition, Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, MTNA Southwest Regional Competition, and the Presser Foundation Award. Teachers include Tim Day, Jeffrey Khaner, Renée Siebert, and Brian Luce and she has received degrees from San Francisco Conservatory, Lynn Conservatory, and University of Arizona.
San Francisco-based flutist Jessie Nucho is passionate about sharing both traditional and contemporary music as a chamber musician, soloist, and educator. Jessie enjoys collaborations with musicians throughout the country, often premiering new works by emerging composers. In addition to regularly performing with Wild Rumpus and Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Jessie has recently performed with Frequency 49 and the Fog City Guitar Duo. As a soloist, she has performed at San Francisco’s Center for New Music, the Berkeley Arts Festival, the Hot Air Music Festival, and the Legion of Honor as well as appearing as a guest soloist with the Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble. Jessie holds an MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Tim Day. Previous instructors include Alberto Almarza and Jeanne Baxtresser.