Nick Auer, Principal Horn
Nick Auer is a dynamic artist and freelance horn player in the Boston area. A native of Sarasota Florida, he graduated from the Boston Conservatory where he received both a Graduate Performance Diploma in 2016 and a Bachelors Degree in 2014. There he studied with Eli Epstein, former second hornist of the Cleveland Orchestra. Nick is Currently seeking his Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory and is studying with Gus Sebring, associate principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Nick is an experienced orchestral musician and has been heard in some of the worlds most prestigious concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam’s De Doelen, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Not only has Nick traveled the world playing symphonic music, he also plays with several orchestras in Boston including The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, A Far Cry, Phoenix Orchestra Of Boston, The Boston Philharmonic, and East Coast Scoring Orchestra.
While Nick is an avid orchestral musician he also performs with many chamber ensembles and is a founding member of Hathor Winds one of Boston’s up and coming Wind Quintets. Most recently Nick was named the 2015-2016 horn fellow for Symphony Nova where he can be heard playing numerous chamber concerts in the greater Boston area. Nick has been recognized as a soloist and was invited to perform Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with The Janvs Project. He was also featured as the Corno Obligato from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony on two separate occasions, once in Boston’s Symphony Hall. While Nick is actively performing, he also shares his passion for music through teaching. He has made several guest teaching appearances with the Cape Cod Youth Symphony as well as the Conservatory Lab Charter School.
In his summers, Nick has performed on tours all around Europe and has attended Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Music Festival in Virginia as well as the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. In addition to horn playing Nick is also a composer/arranger. His works have been performed at the Carnegie Hall Notables and recorded by one of America’s finest horn quartet’s, Genghis Barbie. His music can be heard on several of there albums including Home For The Holidays, and Songs For Noa. genghisbarbie.com,hathorwinds.com