Nicholas Brown is a clarinetist and educator in Boston, MA. He is Principal Clarinet of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Second/Bass Clarinetist with Boston Lyric Opera, following two years with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He is a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and New World Symphony, among many other New England orchestras.
Nicholas has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Symphony Nova, as well as being a finalist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony’s Solo Competition and grand-prize winner of the Jean and Harvey Picker Prize, Emily K. Rand Scholarship, and the Boston University Departmental Award for Excellence in Performance.
As a chamber musician Nicholas has appeared as a Festival Artist with the Newport Music Festival. He is also a member of Hathor Winds, a Boston-based wind quintet that has performed throughout New England and competed at the Fischoff and Plowman competitions, as well as being one of two semi-finalist ensembles in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions.
Nicholas' studies have put him in collaboration with Stephen Williamson, John Bruce Yeh, Michael Wayne, Ethan Sloane, David Martins, Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Pierre Dutrieu, and Thomas Parchman. Nicholas graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Music from Boston University and is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree at the New England Conservatory of Music with Thomas Martin of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.