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Lauded as a “first rate” violinist by Maestro Lorin Maazel, Nicholas Pappone makes a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher in New York City. Growing up as a professional child actor in Los Angeles, portraying the role of a prodigy violinist in a film inspired his interest in the instrument. Nicholas has performed with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Emerson String Quartet, the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Piano Trio, and the Zukerman Chamber Players. This includes collaborations with violists Paul Neubauer, Paul Coletti, Jethro Marks, and the cellists Paul Watkins and Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist, Sergey Antonov.


In 2021-22, Nicholas appeared as soloist in the Bernstein Serenade with the Chelsea Symphony, and in past seasons has soloed with the Marina del Rey Symphony, the Pacific Palisades Sym- phony, New York Session Symphony, and the New Westchester Symphony. This season’s guest concertmaster or principal engagements include the Allentown Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Mount Vernon Virtuosi, and Wicked on Broadway. He also appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra as violinist and actor in a unique collaboration with actor John De Lancie. Recent recital and chamber music highlights include the Kimmel Center Perelman Theater and Academy of Music, Philadelphia, the Boulder International Duo Competition, Rutgers University, Islip Arts Council, Bar Harbor Chamber Music Festival, Grunin Center for the Arts, WMP Concert Hall’s Strad for Lunch, Teatro Principal of Burgos, Spain, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the National Arts Centre of Ottawa, and Heliconian Hall in Toronto, Canada.

In the summers, Nicholas is violin and chamber music faculty at the Summit Music Festival and Institute NY, International Academy of Music in Tuscany, Italy and the Burgos International Music Festival in Spain. Nicholas’s teachers and mentors include Patinka Kopec, Pinchas Zukerman, Rodney Friend, Lucie Robert, and Grigory Kalinovksy.


18 Oct. 2022

New videos are up!


Check out some new videos that feature music from our upcoming season’s concerts.  Many thanks to our friends at Skillman Music for their fabulous work!  

Go to our VIDEO GALLERY to play them!

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