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Cellist Nicholas Photinos is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird.
Cellist Nicholas Photinos is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based new music ensemble eighth blackbird. Formed in 1996, the three-time Grammy-winning ensemble performs throughout the world, giving 50-60 concerts annually, and has been featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning and in The New York Times. Nicholas teaches at the University of Chicago and the University of Richmond, and also at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival. He has performed as a member of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra and Canton and Columbus Symphony Orchestras, and performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Björk, Wilco, Autumn Defense, violinist Zach Brock, bassist Matt Ulery, and singer Grazyna Auguscik. Nicholas is a graduate of Northwestern University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has recorded for the Cedille, Naxos, and Nonesuch labels, among others.
For more information — eighthblackbird.org