Nicholas Brown, Principal Clarinet
Nicholas Brown is a clarinetist and educator in Boston, MA. In addition to Phoenix, he is Second/Bass Clarinet with Boston Lyric Opera and Principal Clarinet with New Bedford Symphony. Additionally, he is a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and New World Symphony, among many other American orchestras. As an educator, he teaches at the North End Music & Performing Arts Center, where he is also the School Partnership Manager.
As a soloist, Nicholas has been invited to play with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Symphony Nova. For the 2019-20 season, he will be featured by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, CØDA Ensemble, and Celebrity Series of Boston as part of Concert for One. Nicholas was the recipient of the Boston Woodwind
Society’s Harold Wright Merit Award, grand-prize winner of the Jean and Harvey Picker Prize and Emily K. Rand Scholarship, and was finalist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony’s Solo Competition. Nicholas has appeared with the Newport Music Festival, as well as in concert halls throughout the world. As a member of Hathor Winds, he competed at Fischoff and Plowman competitions and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions.
Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers include Thomas Martin, John Bruce Yeh, and Ethan Sloane.