Nicholas Davies, clarinet
Nick Davies is a clarinetist and composer who enjoys a diverse career as a freelance musician. Currently, he resides in Great Falls, Montana, where he is the Principal Clarinet of the Great Falls Symphony and the Chinook Winds. Additionally, he travels frequently as a fellow with the Louis Moreau Institute in New Orleans and as a substitute with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, and the New World Symphony. As a soloist, Nick recently performed Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto alongside the composer, and has performed as a soloist with ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Antelope Valley Symphony, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the USC Wind Ensemble. Other honors include taking First Place in the Pasadena Showcase Competition, Gold Medal in the Young Texas Artists competition and Third Place in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Mr. Davies has a strong interest in contemporary music and has held past fellowships with Ensemble Modern’s Klangspuren Schwaz, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Spoleto Festival USA. As a composer, his commissions include those from the Houston Grand Opera, Midic Winds, Eureka Ensemble, Webster Trio, and the Chicago Harp Quartet. Nick is the artistic director and founder of the Rossini Club, a chamber music organization based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, which is hosting its eighth season this year. As an educator, Mr. Davies is faculty at the Nantucket Community Music Center where he teaches clarinet, music theory, composition and music appreciation. He holds degrees from Rice University and the University of Southern California.