Nicholas Anthony Ascioti, Composer and Conductor

Adirondack Tableau

Adirondack Tableau was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie on Tuesday, May 12th at 8:00 P.M. Adirondack Tableau is a three movement piece composed for violin, cello, and piano. The piece was recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in December 2014 by Trios Casals. In addition to the premiere, the piece will be featured on the MOTO CONTINUO CD which was released on August 11th by PARMA Records.


Composer & Conductor

Nicholas Anthony Ascioti's compositions have been performed by world-renowned instrumentalists and vocalists including Angela Gosse, Nancy Loesch, Stephen Tharp, and Eileen Strempel. Ascioti’s voice is the result of combining polyphonic structure of the Renaissance and 20th century techniques.

Mr. Ascioti received his professional debut at age 21 with a commission from Albany Symphony Orchestra conductor, David Allen Miller. Judge, Jury and Executioner was premiered by the Dogs of Desire, the orchestra's chamber ensemble. As a conductor, Nicholas focuses on performances of the 20th century choral repertoire.

“Ascioti pairs the voice with some unexpected instruments, such as cello, flute, oboe,
or harp. It lifts the instrumental writing beyond the role of vocal accompaniment to a more independent and evocative creative element.”
Joseph Dalton, Albany Times Union  

 

St. Jude the Apostle

Nicholas Ascioti is the Director of Music at St. Jude the Apostle in Wynantskill, New York.