R E V I E W S
“His performances…are, without reservations, marvelous…with abundant technique and commitment to the music…one of the best….”
“Confident…goes right to the heart of the music, with his precise, active, athletic style.”
“Definitely in command….generating a collective gasp of amazement in the audience.”
“His touch was nimble and delicate, skilled without being flashy. The instrument was a clear extension of the performer, with integrity of sound and performance taking precedence.”
-Journal of the Performing Arts
N E W S
Nicholas Ciraldo will be performing many exciting concerts this year, as soloist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra. First, he will perform for the Baton Rouge and Meridian Symphony Orchestras (see here and here). Nicholas will also give TWO faculty recitals at the University of Southern Mississippi (see here and here). In Duo Cintemani, with flutist Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, Nicholas will help give the world premiere of "Liminal" by Matt Van Brink for flute and guitar, in March. This commission was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. After a few more performances in town and away, Duo Cintemani will record their first EP this summer. Ciraldo will also be holding the first-ever "Screamin' Eagles Guitar Camp" March 14-18, 2022, on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus.
Nicholas Ciraldo traveled throughout several states in the region as a clinician at numerous pre-college programs. He also performed throughout the region as a soloist.
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Nicholas provided numerous solo and duo performance videos for various organizations and to post on YouTube, during the pandemic.
Nicholas is set to give chamber and concerto performances throughout the state of Mississippi later this spring. Summer plans include an artist residency in Curitiba, Brazil.
Nicholas Ciraldo gave numerous performances throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. He also made several YouTube videos for Duo Cintemani.
Nicholas come out with his third album and made an 8-concert tour of China. Also, the Mississippi Arts Commission just named him a recipient of the Performing Artist Fellowship award.
Nicholas Ciraldo traveled throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Indiana this spring and early summer to give solo, chamber, and concerto performances and masterclasses.
Nicholas Ciraldo recorded music by Fernando Sor and Giulio Regondi for his third solo album.
Nicholas Ciraldo taught, judged, and performed at the 2018 Costa Rica National Guitar Competition and Festival. Then, he toured with the HonkyTonk Philharmonic throughout Kentucky and Tennessee. After that, he performed with Duo Cintemani in Alabama. Other solo performances and classes were logged in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.
Nicholas Ciraldo performed a concerto for soloist and guitar orchestra, with Octeto Sicarú. He also taught and performed in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Nicholas Ciraldo had spring performances in the states, including:
-a performance with Taylor Hightower, baritone
-three performances with the The HonkyTonk Philharmonic
-a performance with Galit Kaunitz, oboe, Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute, and Hsiaopei Lee, viola
Nicholas Ciraldo performed an electric guitar concerto, played in a horn and violin trio, and went on tour with flutist Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo in North Carolina, all within the month of October. In November, he went on a 15-day tour throughout Brazil, performing and teaching at various venues and institutions.