Nicholas Kitchen, a native of Durham, N.C.,
has been active as a soloist and chamber musician since making
his first professional appearances at age 12. Since then, his
performances have taken him to more than 20 countries, where
he has been presented in such halls as the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam, the Opera Bastille in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo,
Wigmore Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall in
His solo appearances have
included collaborations with such conductors as Michael Tilson-Thomas,
Otto-Werner Mueller, and Enrique Batiz.
Since 1989, Kitchen has
performed extensively as first violinist of the Borromeo
String Quartet. He has participated in the Caramoor, Spoleto,
Vancouver, and Orlando festivals, among others.
His interest in contemporary
music has resulted in his premiering Stephen Jaffe’s
Violin Concerto with the Greensboro Symphony, and working
as an artist member of "Music from the Copland House." Kitchen
is Artistic Director of the Cape & Islands Chamber Music
Festival, and has the honor of playing on the A.J. Fletcher
Stradivarius, a violin purchased for long-term loan to him by
the A.J. Fletcher Foundation of Raleigh, NC.
B.A., Curtis Institute; Artist
Diploma with Borromeo String Quartet, NEC. Violin with James
Buswell, Giorgio Ciompo, David Cerone, Szymon Goldberg.