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Nick Russoniello

Nicholas Russoniello – Saxophone

Nicholas Russoniello

Nick Russoniello is a highly accomplished and dynamic saxophonist, composer, ensemble leader and educator. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano, Nick has appeared as a soloist or guest musician with many of Australia’s premier arts organisations including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian World Orchestra, the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Omega Ensemble and the Acacia Quartet. He has been the recipient of major awards including the ABC Symphony Australian Young Performer of the Year Award, Fine Music Kruger Scholarship and a finalist for the Australian Freedman Fellowship.

Nick’s own projects and ensembles (Duo Histoire, Golden Age Project and his One Man Band live looping show) are nationally acclaimed, with appearances for the Sydney Festival, Musica Viva Australia, ABC Classic FM, Fine Music FM, City Recital Hall, The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestras and Australian Digital Concert Hall, the Royal College of Music (London), Conservatorio di Milano (Italy) and the Strasbourg Cité De La Musique (France). In addition to his performances, Nick’s original compositions for saxophone are regularly performed by international artists and are featured with the Australian Music Centre.

In 2023, with the support of an Australia Council award, Nick will compose new works for the Orange Chamber Music Festival, The Metropolitan Orchestra during Met Concert #2 – Carnivals and Adventures, and Steel City Strings. Nick holds a doctorate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is a Yamaha Australia Artist & D’Addario Woodwind Artist.