Saxophonist Nick Suosso is based in Amherst, Massachusetts. He performs works from the standard repertoire and has a focus on new music endeavors having premiered both solo and chamber works. Mr. Suosso believes that music serves as a form of communication and vehicle for engagement and should be at the forefront of any medium that strives and advocates for inclusivity. These principles are the guiding force for his programming with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Currently he is involved in the 2018 Solo Saxophone Commissioning Consortium, with planned performances in Spring 2019. Recently he has premiered chamber works by Felipe Salles and Christine Delphine Hedden.
This fall Mr. Suosso will serve as Visiting Artist Instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Originally from New Hampshire, Mr. Suosso has performed in masterclasses and recitals across New England and Mississippi. He has performed recitals at the Second Annual Music by Women Festival at the Mississippi University for Women, The Five College New Music Festival, and the 34th and 36th annual New England Saxophone Festival and the UMass Bach Festival. He has also performed in masterclasses for Arno Bornkamp, Ken Radnofsky, Noa Even, and the Barkada Quartet. His saxophone quartet, Quartet West, has twice represented Massachusetts in the MTNA Divisional round of their Chamber Music Competition, performing works from Bach to Desenclos to Etezady.
Mr. Suosso recently completed his Master's in Performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst under Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and earned his Bachelor's of Music Education under Nate Jorgensen and Dave Seiler at the University of New Hampshire. He is currently working on a Professional Performer’s Certificate at UMass. Additional mentors include Phillip Stäudlin and Felipe Salles.