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Nicholas Photinos
Cello

As the cellist of the new music ensemble eighth blackbird, Nicholas Photinos has toured internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the First Prize at the Concert Artist Guild, Coleman and Fischoff Competitions.

As a soloist, he has performed throughout California and the Midwest and has appeared with orchestras in California and Ohio, including the world premiere of the Cello Concerto in D Minor by Grace Vamos. He has toured with Bjork as part of the Icelandic String Octet and performed as a member of the Canton and Columbus Symphony Orchestras.

His principal teachers include Hans Jorgen-Jensen, Lee Fiser, Andor Toth, Jr., Irene Sharp and Grace Vamos. Nicholas Photinos is a graduate of Northwestern University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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