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
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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