Nick Danielson (Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet),
Nick enjoys a distinguished career in both the classical and tango worlds. Tango represents to him the perfect combination of traditional, classical music, with the passion and freedom of expression of this unique and beautiful genre. Nick’s mother is from Córdoba, Argentina. Though he grew up in the United States, tango has been very much a part of his musical influences since childhood.
Nick has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1992, where he performs frequently as a solo violinist. He was a longtime member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and can be heard on many of their recordings, including Stravinsky’s Concertino on the GRAMMY-winning CD, Shadow Dances.
Nick has toured and recorded extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, with numerous tango ensembles, including tango legend Pablo Ziegler. Among his most recent collaborations, are performances with Paquito D’Rivera, Fernando Otero, Wynton Marsalis. Nick has released two solo albums, Tango and Obsession and Sur: Violin Music of Argentina. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he studied with the legendary violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian.