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Thomas Nickell, Composer/Pianist, in Solo Recital at Tenri Cultural Institute

Friday February 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 – $50

Composer/pianist Thomas Nickell appears in recital Friday evening, February 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Tenri Cultural Institute with the following program:

Philip Glass Etude No. 2

Philip Glass Etude No. 6

Thomas Nickell Piano Sonata No. 1

I. Rivers

II. Nocturne

III. Toccata


Philip Glass Etude No. 8

Ronald Stevenson Scottish Triptych

I. Keening Sang for a Makar: in memorial Francis George Scott

II. Heroic Sang for Hugh MacDiarmid

III. Chorale-Pibroch for Sorley Maclean

Thomas Nickell Piano Sonata No. 2, Impressions after Gray’s Lanark

I. Book 3

II. Oracle

III. Epilogue:



Thomas Nickell, steeped in the classical music tradition with an ear for contemporary soundscapes, has already garnered recognition throughout Europe and the United States for his thoughtful explorations of various musical genres. As a pianist, Mr. Nickell has given many highly lauded public performances of important works by Bach, Beethoven, Berg, Gershwin, Khachaturian, Liszt, David Matthews, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, as well as his own compositions.

In June of 2022, Thomas Nickell launched a new series entitled “Avant Garden” with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. Increasingly devoting his time to composition and collaborative efforts, Mr. Nickell has created Leaks for Solo Percussion and Tape (2020); Horizons for 8 Double Basses and Sine Waves (2020); Tribute (after Julius Eastman) for Solo Piano (2020); Untitled for Retuned Digital Keyboard (2020); The Falling Sun for Electronic Sounds (2020); Unstuck in Time for Orchestra (2019-20); Music for Ensemble for at least 4 players (2019-20); String Quartet in No. 2, “Heliopause,” selected for JACK Quartet Readings at Mannes (2019); Spires of Form for Voice and Piano, a work co-composed with American soprano Denise Young which was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (2019); Piano Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano (2019), Intercalendrical Zone for Piano (2019), and Prelude and Constellated Night for Piano (2019).


Friday February 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 – $50
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Tenri Cultural Institute
43 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States