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Nicholas Mariscal: New World Symphony Cellist

Nicholas Mariscal: New World Symphony Cellist

 

 

Introduction to Nicholas Mariscal.  0:52 sec.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Videography:  Natalie Casabone.  Production:  Nathan Pierre.  Recorded:  2/27/2020, New World Symphony, Miami Beach.

 

Second-year Cello Fellow NICHOLAS MARISCAL  is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), where he received both his master of music degree and graduate certificate studying with distinguished cellist Ralph Kirshbaum. In 2014, he received his bachelor of music degree at Indiana University under the tutelage of Eric Kim. Mr. Mariscal has won numerous competitions and awards, including first prize in the 2017 Edith Knox Competition in Los Angeles and third Prize in the 2014 Sphinx Competition in Detroit. He has given concerto performances at Aspen Music Festival, Indiana University, and most recently in Redondo Beach, California, performing the Barber Cello Concerto with the Peninsula Symphony. In November of 2018, he made his professional concerto debut, performing the Khachaturian Concerto-Rhapsody with the Tucson Symphony. Additionally, he has won the USC/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Mock Audition, leading to performances with LACO as a member of its cello section.

Mr. Mariscal won the Indiana University Latin American Music Center Recording Competition, resulting in a commercially-produced recording and a solo recital in New York at the Americas Society. An ardent performer of new and lesser-known music, his recording, Nubes Bajas: A Collection of Solo Cello Music from Latin America, includes seldom-performed unaccompanied cello works by 20th- and 21st-century Latin American composers. He has also performed concertos by living composers such as Tan Dun and Sofia Gubaidulina, and has played extensively with contemporary music ensembles including the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Indiana University New Music Ensemble and Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and USC Thornton Edge.

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OPEN TO CHANGE, FLEXIBILITY: 0:38 sec.

What was your first awareness of art of any discipline?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY:   0:36 sec.

Do you still create visual art?

 

VALUES FIRST-RATE EDUCATION:  0:50 sec.

When did you first become aware of the New World Symphony, and what inspired you to apply?

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT:  0:42 sec.

Do you believe that you had already demonstrated leadership skills before joining the New World Symphony??

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  1:39 min.

Describe the Alma Latina project.

 

COLLABORATION:  0:25 sec.

Are any of the composers going to be here?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 0:27 sec.

Was Tucson native Linda Ronstadt an inspiration for you?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:   1:34 min.

How have your skills and talent evolved since joining NWS, and how much interaction have you had with the broader Miami music community?

 

CRITICAL THINKING:  0:47 sec.

Do you perform other genres of music in addition to classical?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:  0:34 sec.

What are your next steps?