BIOGRAPHY – NICHOLAS YOUNG
In 2014, Nicholas was invited to perform with the Vienna International Orchestra as part of the Vienna ConcertoFest concert series. In 2009, Nicholas was officially recognised as a Young Steinway Artist.
“Spellbinding. He held the audience enthralled, in the palm of his hand … we were utterly transfixed, taken to a different place.” Alan Griffiths, composer
“Admirable technical ease, teasing out the melodic charm hiding beneath the virtuoso decoration” The Cross-Eyed Pianist
“Young milks every last drop of post-romantic intensity” The Australian
“Wonderfully florid technique and pianistic beauty” Limelight Magazine
“Unquestionably commands … with authority and skill.” Gramophone Magazine
“Full of heart-felt passion and a technique to die for.” Canberra CityNews
“Effortless, energised … technically-precise playing and beautiful feel for phrasing.” Fine Music Magazine
“Breathtaking” Cooma-Monaro Express
Nicholas Young completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Daniel Herscovitch at Sydney Conservatorium in 2013 with First Class Honours and University Medal, graduated from Master Solo Piano with Distinction at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015 studying with Claudius Tanski, and is an alumnus of the Australian National Academy of Music under the tutelage of Timothy Young. Alongside formal training, Nicholas has taken masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Christian Zacharias, Robert Levin, Dominique Merlet, Jacques Rouvier, Lars Vogt and Lang Lang, among others.
Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards (Keyboard Category), Runner-Up Prize of the 2012 Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, and Second Prize of the 2012 Australian National Piano Award.
In 2015, Nicholas extended his successes to the international level, receiving First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance of the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London), Third Prize of the 15th Rome International Piano Competition (Soloists ‘B’), and Honourable Mentions at the 7th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (Vienna) and 1st International Cochran Piano Competition. He has since garnered further acclaim as a collaborative pianist, winning First Prize of the 2019 Queensland International Chamber Music Competition (Brisbane) as founding member of the double-reeded piano trio Ensemble Françaix.
In addition to rigorous teaching and accompaniment schedules, Nicholas has regularly presented solo and chamber music recitals across Australia. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras, and the Vienna International Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast by Fine Music FM, ABC Classic FM, 2MBS and 3MBS.
Major engagements in 2022 include performances at the Orange Chamber Music Festival and Australian Digital Concert Hall with Ensemble Françaix, and recitals in Christchurch, New Zealand with international lyric bass Paul Whelan, premiering the works of Australian composer Alan Griffiths.
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