Nicholas Davies is a clarinetist and composer who enjoys a diverse career as a freelance musician. He regularly performs with ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Roomful of Teeth, Santa Barbara Symphony, New World Symphony and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.
As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Antelope Valley Symphony, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the USC Wind Ensemble. Nicholas recently performed Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto alongside the composer. Mr. Davies has also garnered acclaim from several competitions, taking First Place in the Pasadena Showcase Competition, and Third Place in Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
He has earned fellowships from institutions such as the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival USA and the Louis Moreau Institute. As a composer, past commissions include those from the Houston Grand Opera, the Eureka Ensemble, the Webster Trio, and the Chicago Harp Quartet. Additionally, Nicholas is the artistic director and founder of the Rossini Club, a chamber music organization based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, which is hosting its eighth season this year.
He holds a Bachelors in Music from Rice University, and a Masters of Music from the University of Southern California, where he studied with clarinetists Richie Hawley, Yehuda Gilad and David Howard.