One of Australia’s most gifted emerging saxophonists, creating a unique place with exciting new repertoire for the saxophone.
Inaugural winner of the Fine Music 102.5 Kruger Scholarship will mean he can record an album in the station’s new studio with some of the best facilities available.
While studying for his postgraduate diploma in 2010 at the Conservatorio di Musica Di Milano “G.Verdi” in Italy, he performed with the Syrinx Quartet and with them went on to win the Conservatorio di Milano’s Ferrero chamber music competition.
In 2011 he was named the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and has appeared as a soloist with the Queensland, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.
His recent performance highlights include appearing at Sydney Festival’s Symphony in the Domain as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in front of an audience of 50 000 people, touring regional NSW as a soloist with the SSO, performing at the World Sax Congress in Scotland with Continuum Sax and renowned Dutch Ensemble The Four Baritones, performing for the Prime Minister and heads of Australian Industry at Parliament House and completing a number of recordings for ABC Classic FM. Russoniello was also finalist for the prestigious 2012 Australian Arts Council’s Freedman Fellowship and has also performed as a casual member of the SSO.
His Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium was attained with first class honours.
Currently Nick works with Continuum Sax, the Duo Histoire and The Sax Summit, performing regularly across Australia in a variety of settings. He recently premiered works by composers such as Martin Kay, Adrian Luca, Ben Hoadley, Kevin Fenner, Eric Griswold and Tim Dargaville.