Nicholas Southwick | Flute
Praised by the Royal Gazette for his “beautiful phrasing” and “bright and lively playing,” flutist Nicholas Southwick made his international solo debut at the age of 18 performing the music of J.S. Bach with the Bermuda Chamber Orchestra in Hamilton, Bermuda and has since performed in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Haiti, and northern Italy, where he held a principal flute fellowship position in the Trentino Festival. He holds awards from the Presser Foundation and the Bay Chamber Concerts (Rockport, Maine), where he was recently honored with the Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence.
An enthusiastic performer of contemporary music, Nicholas recently collaborated with composer Conrad Cummings to present his cantata “Where I Live” (for two voices, flute, and strings) under the direction of Pedja Muzijevic at the Bay Chamber Music Festival. He has also played new music with the Boston Opera Collaborative and chamber ensembles Some Assembly Required and What is Noise.
Nicholas received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in music and French from Gordon College, where he was the first prizewinner of the 2015 Concerto Competition. He earned his Master of Music degree at Bard College’s Longy School of Music under the tutelage of Marco Granados and legendary pedagogue Robert Willoughby. His past teachers include Susan Heath and Nicolas Duchamp of the Opéra Comique de Paris. He has performed in masterclasses for Trevor Wye, Rachel Brown, Lorna McGhee, Samuel Coles, and Jean Ferrandis.
In demand as an instructor, Nicholas has worked as a teaching artist for El Sistema Somerville and is currently on the flute faculty for the Tufts University Community Music Program and Ipswich Schools. He recently traveled to Cap-Haitian, Haiti under the auspices of the Fulbright Association to teach flute and chamber music at the Institut de Musique “Cemuchca.”