Praised for his “invigorating, silken” playing and “mysterious atmosphere” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and as an “evocative” violinist (New York Times), 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 Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.
Projects this year include performances with the Sebastian Chamber Players (dubbed “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” by the New York Times) and the Quodlibet Ensemble, as well as with Early Music New York and the vocal groups Tenet and Seraphic Fire. Upcoming recording projects include works for violin and piano of composers Steven Stucky, Robert Palmer, and Jesse Jones.
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 Jeffery Meyer and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Glinka Hall. As a founding member 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-type fortepiano made by Rodney Regier.
Mr. DiEugenio, a passionate teacher, gives masterclasses throughout North America. Mr. DiEugenio is a currently a member of the faculty at the UNC-CH, and in the summer is on the violin faculty at Kinhaven Music School, and has appeared at the Monadnock Festival in New Hampshire. He was previously Assistant Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music, and his students have attended graduate schools and summer festivals across the US and Europe. He studied with David and Linda Cerone, Paul Kantor, and Ani Kavafian, and holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM, MM) and the Yale School of Music, where he earned the Artist Diploma and DMA.