Graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music
Violist in a prize-winning string quartet
Soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player
Of the many details we made to organize and plan our wedding. This was the best decision we made. Not only did he play perfectly, and adapt music for the occasion... he was a joy to have as a guest after as well. Very highly recommended.
Price Range: $100 and up
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
Solo Violist or:
Primarily a classical musician, although familiar with fiddling, jazz, folk, etc.
Nickolas Kaynor is a graduate violist studying with Mr. Daniel Avshalomov at the Manhattan School of Music. During his undergraduate degree at Chapman University, he studied with Professors Robert Becker and William Fitzpatrick. In addition to his role in the Chapman String Quartet and the Chapman Duo, Nickolas was the principal violist of the Chapman Orchestra under Maestro Daniel Wachs. He participated in Chapman tours to Nevada, California, New York and Massachusetts. He has spent the last few summers at numerous music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival (2013 & 2014), where he studied with Catharine Carroll, the Atlantic Music Festival (2015), where he was a Resident Artist Fellow, and the Texas Music Festival (2016), where he was an Orchestral Fellow. As a member of the Chapman Duo, he won the Frances Walton Competition in 2014 and completed a tour of Seattle, which included three recitals, a radio broadcast on KING FM, and presentations at many under-privileged schools. The duo also won the Wildflower International Recording Competition (2015) and was a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Chamber Music (2015). With his string quartet at MSM, he won 2nd prize in the Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition (2016). Nickolas won the 2014 Chapman Concerto Competition and performed the Bartók Viola Concerto with Maestro Daniel Wachs and the Chapman Orchestra in May 2015. In his spare time, Nickolas can be found on the nearest trail mistaking oddly shaped branches for birds of prey.
Additional Booking Notes
For outdoor venues, there must be some sort of umbrella or ceiling in order to protect the instruments from the sun. Additionally, temperature control is a necessity for valuable instruments.
Past Booked Events
|October 15, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Tent/tarp/umbrella to keep instruments safe from sun and weather
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