A native of Sarasota, Florida, Nick Auer is a dynamic artist and freelance horn player in the Boston area. Nick attended The Boston Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma studying with Eli Epstein, former Second Horn of the Cleveland Orchestra. Nick is currently seeking his Master of Music from the New England Conservatory as a student of Gus Sebring, Associate Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral player, Nick has been heard in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam’s De Doelen, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. He has performed with several ensembles in the Boston area, including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Philharmonic, and East Coast Scoring Orchestra, and was the 2015-2016 horn fellow for Symphony Nova.
Nick has been recognized as a soloist and was invited to perform Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with The Janvs Project. He was featured as the Corno Obligato in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony on two separate occasions, one of which in Boston’s Symphony Hall. In addition to performing, Nick shares his passion for music through teaching. He has made several guest teaching appearances with the Cape Cod Youth Symphony as well as the Conservatory Lab Charter School. In his summers, Nick has performed on tours throughout Europe and has attended Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Music Festival in Virginia as well as the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.
In addition to horn playing Nick is also a composer/arranger. His works have been performed at the Carnegie Hall Notables and recorded by one of America’s finest horn quartets, Genghis Barbie. His music can be heard on several of there albums including Home For The Holidays and Songs For Noa.