Nicholas SouthwickFlute

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. He 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 FoundationYouth Orchestras of the Americas (YOA), and the Bay Chamber Music Festival, where he was recently honored with the Ezra Rachlin Prize for Excellence in Performance.

Nicholas is currently on the flute faculties of the Concord Conservatory of Music, Tufts University Community Music Program, and Ipswich Schools. In 2017, he traveled to Cap-Haitian, Haiti under the auspices of the Fulbright Association to teach flute and coach chamber music at the Cemuchca Institut de Musique. An enthusiastic and nurturing teacher, Nicholas’ chief goal is to create an atmosphere of patience, trust, and empathy so students feel comfortable to take risks and learn to celebrate their progress as they explore their innate creativity while acquiring new skills of music making.

Nicholas received his bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude in music and French from Gordon College, where he won the 2015 Concerto Competition. He earned his graduate degree at Bard College’s Longy School of Music under the tutelage of Marco Granados and legendary flute pedagogue Robert Willoughby. He also studied with Andrea Mairhofer at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria and has performed in masterclasses for Trevor Wye, Rachel Brown, Lorna McGhee, Samuel Coles, Jean Ferrandis, and Nicolas Duchamp of the Opéra Comique de Paris.

Based in Boston, Nicholas is core flutist of the Juventas New Music Ensemble. He enjoys a busy career as a freelance musician, appearing with the Boston Opera Collaborative, Some Assembly Required, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Salem Classical, and King’s Chapel Recital Series, among many others.