NICK DIBERARDINO

Biography

Rhodes Scholar Nick DiBerardino is a composer who talks with his hands. He is noted for “richly textured, multilayered” sound worlds (Minnesota Star Tribune) that tell fantastical tales. Nick has written music about everything from failed flying machines and particle physics to Walt Whitman and tall glasses of beet juice.

Nick’s music has been commissioned by many artists and institutions, including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the New College Choir, Music from Angel Fire, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, arx duo, Sandbox Percussion, The Brass Project, and Matthew Levy. His residencies include those at the Intimacy of Creativity Festival at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and the Luzerne Music Center. His works have been performed around the world by the American Composers Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, Aizuri Quartet, Contemporaneous, So Percussion, the Israeli Chamber Project, Tony Arnold, Tara O’Connor, Danny Phillips, Steven Copes, Sonora Slocum, Priscilla Lee, and many other ensembles and artists.

Nick is the Director of Composition Studies and Ensemble 20/21 at the Curtis Institute of Music. He holds composition degrees from the University of Oxford, the Yale School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Princeton University.

Nick DiBerardino is a composer who talks with his hands. His language is wide-ranging and story-driven, composed of “richly textured, multilayered” sound worlds (Minnesota Star Tribune) that tell fantastical tales. Nick is easily fascinated and has written music about everything from failed flying machines and particle physics to Walt Whitman and tall glasses of beet juice. No matter the inspiration, Nick’s music and all his energies as a composer, educator, teaching artist, and public speaker flow from the belief that music can bring people in to unified communities.

Nick is a Rhodes Scholar whose music has been commissioned by many artists and institutions, including the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the New College Choir, arx duo, Sandbox Percussion, The Brass Project, Matthew Levy, Gretna Music, Vesper Concerts, the Rhodes Trust, soundSCAPE Festival, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Ensemble Dance, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and Music From Angel Fire. His residencies have included those at the Intimacy of Creativity Festival at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and the Luzerne Music Center. Nick has been invited to speak as a guest composer at Rutgers’s Mason Gross School for the Arts, Florida State University, and SUNY Fredonia, among others. He serves as President of the Board of Long Island Chamber Music and on the board of The Brass Project. His works have been performed around the world by the American Composers Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, Contemporaneous, Aizuri Quartet, So Percussion, the Israeli Chamber Project, Tony Arnold, Tara O’Connor, Danny Phillips, Steven Copes, Sonora Slocum, Priscilla Lee, and many other ensembles and artists.

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