Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz Online Cello Recital

by Francesco Comito

February 28


08:00 pm

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Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz Online Cello Recital

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The concert will be broadcasted on youtube

Bach – Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major
Bach – Cello Suite no. 2 in D minor

Double bassist and cellist, Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz he is a first prize winner of multiple international competitions, including being the youngest winner ever of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition and commission prize. He was also the first double bassist to win (in an unanimous vote) the Stulberg International String Competition and its Bach Festival Society Award in its 43 year history. In 2013, Nicholas became a tenured bassist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. He formerly played with the Berlin Philharmonic as a member of the Karajan Akademie, and in the USA with the Boston Symphony and Pops orchestras. In addition to being a long time member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, he was a guest artist at multiple international chamber music festivals.
In addition to being a world class bassist, Nicholas is also an active cellist. He is the only performer who plays at an artistic level on both instruments. He performs on a regular basis with top artists such as Daniel Rowland, Eldbjørg Hemsing, Anna Fedorova, Olivier Patey, and Benedict Kloeckner and often performs on both the double bass and cello on the same program. With world renowned concert pianist, Anna Fedorova he has formed the “Oyster Duo”, performing across Europe, Ukraine and the US performing duo repertoire both the cello and double bass.
In other musical genres, Nicholas feels equally at home. As a jazz bassist he won his first international competition at Carnegie Hall at the age of 15 with the “Midday Jazz Quartet”, receiving the Grand Prize in the Chamber Music Foundation of New England International Chamber Music Competition. He shared the stage with distinguished artists such as Mark O’Connor and Russell Malone and Clark Terry.
Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts (USA) Nicholas resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In his youth, Nicholas was a competitive skateboarder, having been twice the 15 and under champion of Boston. He then completed an undergraduate degree at Boston University, where he received the Zulalian Foundation Award. His teachers include Edwin Barker (Boston Symphony principal double bassist) and Matthew McDonald (solo bassist of the Berlin Philharmonic) as Karajan Akademist in 2012-13.
Nicholas plays a cello by Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (1788, The Hague) on loan from the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds and a double bass by Gaetano Antoniazzi (1872, Milan). He is a sponsored artist of Pirastro strings.

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