Nicholas Brady (8) is a member of the Baroque Ensemble, directed by Aaron Picht at the Center of Gifted Young Musicians at Temple University. Nicholas studies violin with Irina Schuck and piano with Dr. Ariane Alexander. Previously he had studied violin with Victor Danchenko (Peabody Institute), Farkhad Khudyev (Monterey, CA) and Stephanie Brown (Carmel, CA).

In 2013 Nicholas debuted at the Carmel Bach Festival. At four years old, he was the youngest performer in its 77 year-old history. He also joined Youth Music of Monterey County Orchestra and was its youngest member in its history and went on to win the YMMC youth solo competition. In 2014 Nicholas performed as soloist the First and Third Movements of Bach's A Minor Concerto with YMMC and Monterey Pops orchestras, respectively.

In 2015 Nicholas won first place--on both violin and piano--at the Crescendo International Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. In 2016 he won the Children's Division of Vivace Competition in Malvern, PA and won prizes at the Jeanne Phillips Youth Competition and Elmer and Louis Menges Scholarship Competitions. In 2017 Nicholas won first place platinum on violin and was a gold finalist on piano in the Young Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition of the Nelly Berman School.

Nicholas recently performed with the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra as the youngest soloist in its history and with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra. He will perform at the Delaware Valley Music Club and with the Baroque Ensemble of Temple University Prep.

Nicholas is due to appear in a film by John Harris titled "Mystery of Dreams," where he plays Brahms' Hungarian Dance while fishing off a pier in Monterey.

Upcoming Performances:

  • 2:00pm Thursday, March 9, with Delaware Valley Music Club - Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1680 Aquetong Road, New Hope, PA
  • 7:00pm Friday, May 12 with Baroque Ensemble of Temple Prep - Church of the Holy Trinity 1094 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
  • TBA, Sunday, June 18, Young Virtuosos of Tomorrow Recital, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia