Bio

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Nick Russoniello, one of Australia’s most dynamic young artists, enjoys an exciting and varied performance career both in Australia and abroad. Nick has been the recipient of a number of major awards including the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and the 2013 Fine Music Kruger Scholarship. Nick has appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide, Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and as a guest artist with many of the nation’s leading chamber music groups including the Acacia Quartet, Omega Ensemble and the Sydney Camerata Quartet.


Nick’s recent performance highlights include appearing at Sydney Festival’s Symphony in the Domain as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in front of an estimated audience of 50,000, touring regional N.S.W as a soloist with with the S.S.O., performing at the World Saxophone Congress (Scotland) with Continuum Sax and renown Dutch Ensemble The Four Baritones and completing a number of recordings and broadcasts for ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5. In 2014 Nick released his debut solo album Between Worlds and undertook a national tour.


Nick appears regularly as a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and in 2016 will appear with the Australian World Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Nick is a sought after chamber musician and performs as a member of Continuum Sax (Australia’s foremost saxophone quartet), Duo Histoire (with guitarist Murilo Tanouye) and The Sax Summit. Alongside his performance achievements Nick’s original compositions for saxophone have been performed by world leading saxophonists including Niels Bijl (Netherands), Jay Byrned (Australia) and Andrew Smith (Australia).

Nick is a Yamaha Australia Artist.
 

In Review

“Russoniello was cool and mellow, the sax sounding like rich, gold chocolate….a dazzling virtuoso display by the composer and performer himself. “
Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide

“A former Young Performer comes of age…everything one would expect of fine chamber music playing: a sensitivity towards tonal and timbral balance, a keen ear for flexible musical conversation and, perhaps most importantly, a sense of fun.”
Will Yeoman, Limelight Magazine

"Among the bevy of splendid solos, the sultry blues and jazz infected contributions of saxophonists Christina Leonard and Nick Russoniello stood out"
Murray Black, The Australian, Review of Bolero with the Australian World Orchestra

“As far as debuts go, this one is pretty remarkable.”
Stephanie Eslake, Cut Common about Between Worlds album

" Finally finessed solos on trumpet (David Eton) and tenor and soprano saxophone (Nick Russoniello & Christina Leonard) gave special pleasure"
Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, Review of Bolero with the Australian World Orchestra