Virtuoso Profile

Nick Russoniello
Saxophone

Nick is a renowned freelancer and educator based in Sydney


About Me

Nick Russoniello, one of Australia’s most dynamic young artists, enjoys an exciting and varied performance career both in Australia and abroad. Nick has been the recipient of a number of major awards including the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award and the Fine Music Kruger Scholarship. Nick has appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide, Canberra, Queensland, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.

Nick appears as a guest musician with Australia’s leading ensembles, these include the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Acacia Quartet, Omega Ensemble, and Sydney Camerata.

He is a sought-after chamber musician and performs regularly as a member of Continuum Sax, Duo Histoire and the Golden Age Quartet. Alongside his performance achievements Nick’s original compositions for saxophone have been performed internationally, including at the recent world saxophone congress in Zagreb, Croatia.

In 2019 Nick composed a new original film score to Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant and recorded his third studio
album for release in 2020. Nick recently toured Europe presenting his original compositions at the Royal College of Music (London), Conservatorio Di Musica G. Verdi (Italy) and was a guest composer in residence at Strasbourg Conservatoire (France).

Nick is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney and is a Yamaha Australia artist, D’addario Woodwind artist and an associate artist of The Australian Music Centre.

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