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.
Mr. DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon perform as a duo in the US and abroad. DiEugenio has performed concerts in France, Germany, Russia, China, The Phillippines, Puerto Rico, and across the US and Canada, in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall.
Projects in 2014-15 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 group Seraphic Fire. Mr. DiEugenio’s debut album as a member of the FAE Duo with pianist Chi-Chen Wu features the three sonatas of Schumann for violin and fortepiano, released by Musica Omnia in 2014. Upcoming recording projects with pianist Mimi Solomon include works for violin and piano of composers Steven Stucky, Robert Palmer, and Jesse Jones, as well as “The Classic Project:” a complete cycle of the 10 Beethoven Violin Sonatas along with five specially commissioned works from composers Tonia Ko, Jesse Jones, Ted Hearne, Allen Anderson, and Robert Honstein.
As soloist, Mr. DiEugenio has performed with orchestras including Interlochen’s World Youth Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. 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 prestigious Fischoff Competition.
Mr. DiEugenio, a passionate teacher, is Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and gives masterclasses throughout North America. During the summers, Mr. DiEugenio is director of the Richard Luby Violin Symposium, a member of the violin faculty at the Kinhaven Music School, and has appeared at the Monadnock Festival in New Hampshire. Previously, he has been violin professor at the Ithaca College School of Music. 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.