Christopher Nichols and his accompanist Julie Nishimura are colleagues at the University of Delaware. Their programme, primarily designed to showcase Nichols’s playing, is a real mixed bag including clarinet classics (Cavallini, Magnani, Verdi), a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire (Rabaud) and two sonatas from the extremes of the careers...
Christopher Nichols, clarinet; Julie Nishimura, piano
Reviewed by: Danielle Woolery
Elegia features music from American, French, and Italian composers, mixing repertoire standards with lesser-known works. Christopher Nichols, clarinet, and Julie Nishimura, piano, collaborate superbly to create this well-crafted recording that was recently released on...
Clarinetist Christopher Nichols makes his PARMA and Navona Records debut with Elegia, a compilation of Italian, French, and American clarinet works spanning two centuries. These works include repertoire standards, little-recorded rarities, and recent music from contemporary composer Kevin Cope. Collaborative pianist Julie Nishimura joins Nichols for these recordings...
Music for clarinet and piano
'This great disc will bring joy to everyone who listens to it.'
Two outstanding artists — Christopher Nichols and Julie Nishimura —
perform on this impressive disc of music for clarinet, and clarinet with
piano, most of it relatively unknown,...
Great News! I've just been selected as a FINALIST in the professional instrumental soloist division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts.
The American Prize will be announcing WINNERS in my division soon.
You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org...
Elegant and enthusiastic, Christopher Nichols' instrumental collection is well-provisioned with euphonic European melodies, tense concentrations of tone and exultant resurrections of harmony that bring the sound to the highest altitudes of classical music.
John Cage: Sonata for Clarinet; Aurelio Magnani: Elegia; Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonate pour clarinette et piano op. 167; Henri Rabaud: Solo de concours op. 10; Kevin J. Cope: Sirocco for Clarinet in A (2012); Giuseppe Verdi: Andante from La forza del destino; Ernesto Cavallini: Adagio and Tarantella; Christopher Nichols, Klarinette, Julie...
Elegia was recognized with a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement by the Global Music Awards in the instrumentalist and album categories.
Clarinetist Christopher Nichols makes his PARMA and Navona Records debut with ELEGIA, a compilation of Italian, French, and American clarinet works spanning two centuries. These works include repertoire standards, little-recorded rarities, and recent music from contemporary composer Kevin Cope. Collaborative pianist Julie Nishimura joins Nichols for these recordings.
Christopher Nichols’ ‘Elegia’ features works spanning two centuries
Christopher Nichols, assistant professor of clarinet in the University of Delaware Department of Music, is an active soloist both nationally and internationally. He has been featured at conferences of the International Clarinet Association, European Clarinet Association and College Music Society.
Four members of the University of Delaware Department of Music have been recognized with American Prize honors, which are awarded to the best in the performing arts in the United States.
The American Prize, founded by composer and conductor David Katz almost a decade ago, honors artists in categories encompassing...
The American Prize is honored to announce the winners and runners-up of The American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2016, in professional, college/university and high school divisions.
Here's a press release about my upcoming recital tour of the Midwest!
A press release about a performance on the faculty showcase at Concordia University, Nebraska.
A press release about my September 2012 recital at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, Mississippi.
A press release detailing my recent appointment at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as a clarinet instructor.
A recent media release from Concordia University about my Spring 2011 faculty recital with guest artist Jessica Lindsey and CUNE faculty Elizabeth Grimpo.
Fort Hays sends musical Valentines
Suspense and excitement reigned in Beach/Schmidt Valentine's evening as Maestro Benjamin Morris-Cline led the Hays Symphony Orchestra in a concert starring the three finalists of the fifth annual HSO Young Artist Competition. The orchestra had more time to rehearse for this concert and sounded...