Nicholas Southwick | Flute
Praised by the Royal Gazette for his “beautiful phrasing” and “bright and lively playing” and by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for his "admirable ensemble cohesion," 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, and northern Italy, where he held a principal flute fellowship position at the Trentino Festival. He holds awards from the Presser Foundation, Orchestra of the Americas, and Bay Chamber Concerts.
Based in Boston, Nicholas is core flutist of the Juventas New Music Ensemble and enjoys an active career as a freelance musician throughout New England, appearing with the Boston Opera Collaborative, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Festival Orchestra, Harvard-Radcliffe Choral Society, Manchester Choral Society, Salem Classical, King's Chapel Recital Series, and Bay Chamber Concerts, among many others.
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 graduate degree at Bard College’s Longy School of Music under the tutelage of Marco Granados and Robert Willoughby. He also studied with Andrea Mairhofer at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria and has performed in masterclasses for Trevor Wye, Lorna McGhee, Rachel Brown, Samuel Coles, and Jean Ferrandis.
In demand as an instructor, Nicholas serves on the flute faculties of the Tufts University Community Music Programs, Concord Conservatory of Music, and Ipswich Schools. In 2017, he traveled to Cap-Haitian, Haiti under the auspices of the Fulbright Association to teach flutists at the Institut de Musique "Cemuchca."