Nicholas Underhill - pianist/composer

Nicholas UnderhillComposer Nicholas Underhill studied composition at Hampshire College, Amherst College, and the New England Conservatory of Music. His composition teachers include William Thomas McKinley, Lewis Spratlan, Donald Wheelock and James McElwaine, as well as consultations with Donald Erb, Margaret Brouwer, and Dennis Eberhard. He has been commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Music Teachers Association, The Fortnightly Musical Club, The Cleveland Flute Society, Mary Kay Fink, Takako Masame, Lisa Boyko, Jocelyn Chang, Greg Banazak and Richard King. Performers of his works include the Gramercy Trio and the Warner-Umble Trio.

He currently teaches composition at Cleveland State University.

Pianist Nicholas Underhill holds a Masters Degree in Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Konrad Wolff, Katja Andy, Edmund Battersby and Russell Sherman Well known in Boston and New York City and Cleveland as a champion of new music for the piano, he has performed solo recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. He was featured in the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial concerts in Chicago in 1991.

His collaborative recitals include programs with his wife, Mary Kay Fink. He has taught piano at Mount Union College and Hiram College, and has performed on numerous occaisions with the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Cleveland Chamber Collective.

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