Nicolas Gonzalez is a tenor trombonist currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. One of his main goals when performing is to make sure that people will have their own unique experience when they hear him play. Mr. Gonzalez recently made the top 30 in the first international Ian Bousfield Concerto Competition. Nicolas will attend the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute this summer. Nicolas was accepted as a fellow at the Texas Music Festival for the 2020 summer. He has also attended other music summer intensives like the DC Trombone Workshop, the Alessi Seminar, and the Idaho Orchestral Institute. Nicolas also has experience performing on auxiliary instruments such as alto trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium.
In high school, Nicolas was the winner of the 2017 Bay Youth Symphony Concerto Competition where he performed the 2nd and 3rd movements of the David Concertino from memory. Nicolas has also received instruction from many world class musicians like Velvet Brown, David Murray, Randy Campora, Roger Bobo, Megumi Kanda, Jeff Dee, Peter Steiner, Mark Kellogg, Peter Ellefson, David Finlayson, and Joseph Alessi.
Gonzalez has played with many ensembles throughout his career such as the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Modern Orchestra, & Opera Orchestra. He is also the trombonist with the Peabody Brass Quintet and is currently in the process of reviving brass chamber music at Peabody. His other chamber music experiences include a previous brass quintet, a brass trio, and various quintets while playing at churches. Nicolas has also been actively gigging in various cities in Virginia and also in Maryland. Nicolas Gonzalez is going into his 4 th year of undergraduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music studying with National Symphony Orchestra 2nd Trombonist David Murray.