Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for his "invigorating, silken" playing and "mysterious atmosphere," and by Early Music America (“the music comes alive in a new way”), violinist Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile life as performer, collaborator, and teacher, in music from Biber to Carter and beyond.
DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon perform as a duo in the US and abroad. He has played concerts at Seattle’s Town Hall, Merkin Hall, and at the CMS of Lincoln Center, as well as at Weill Hall.
Projects this year include performances and recordings with the Sebastian Chamber Players (dubbed “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” by the New York Times) and the Quodlibet Ensemble, as well as with the group Tenet as part of its 2014 TENEbrae series in New York.
As soloist, Mr. DiEugenio has performed with orchestras including Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony. In 2012, Mr. DiEugenio premiered his commission of composer Loren Loiacono’s Violin Concerto with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Glinka Hall. As a founder of the Biava Quartet and Lorien Trio, he has twice been a prizewinner at the Fischoff Competition. He has recorded the three Schumann Sonatas with Chi-Chen Wu using a Graf-style fortepiano made by Rodney Regier.
Mr. DiEugenio, a passionate teacher, gives masterclasses throughout North America. During the summers, Mr. DiEugenio is a member of the violin faculty at the Kinhaven Music School, and has appeared at the Monadnock Festival in New Hampshire. Currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music, he holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, and the Yale School of Music, where he earned the Artist Diploma and DMA.