Nicholas Gallas

Nicholas GallasClarinetist Nicholas Gallas received his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his principal teachers were Charles Neidich and Franklin Cohen. He has performed with a diverse range of artists and ensembles, including American Modern Ensemble, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, the Harrisburg Symphony, the Stamford Symphony, Imani Winds, Decoda, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, the Metropolis Ensemble, Either/ Or, Duncan Sheik (U.S. Tour), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Off - Broadway), Symphony in C, Chamber Orchestra of New York, the Washington Ballet Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, the Westfield Symphony, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Opera Slavica, Capital City Concerts, Scrag Mountain Music, the Axiom Ensemble, Ensemble Pi, Red { an Orchestra }, Symphony, Ensemble 54, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Asia - Pacific United Orchestra, Con Vivo, Mimesis Ensemble, Syzygy New Music, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and as a substitute with the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also taught and performed in Mexico with Cultures in Harmony, an international cultural diplomacy project.

From 2009 - 2014 he was a member of the Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that was founded in 1979 in Bogotá, Columbia and is currently an ensemble in residence at New York University. Nicholas has performed in such venues as the MoMA, Avery Fisher Hall, Miller Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, SubCulture, and Symphony Space. This is his first season with the MostArts Festival Orchestra.