Nicolas Carrasco, Clarinet Instructor
Nicolas Carrasco holds a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the Temple University Boyer College of Music. Prior to completing his Masters degree, Nicolas earned his Bachelors degree in Clarinet Performance also from Temple University Boyer College of Music.
A native of Valdivia, Chile, Nicolas began his musical studies at the age of six at the Colegio de Musica J.S. Bach. He continued his studies in Santiago, Chile with Jorge Levin, principal clarinet of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra. Nicolas was sponsored by the HADA Foundation to pursue his Bachelor and Masters degrees at The Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University as a student of Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
At the age of 18, Nicolas won the principal clarinet position of the National Youth Orchestra of Chile, where he appeared as a soloist several times throughout the country, as well as performing in the first diplomatic European tour.
Since 2011, Nicolas has been connected with the Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival in Brussels, Belgium. He flourished as a student and appeared as a soloist with the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, and later was promoted as part of the young faculty members where he performed with renowned artists including the Harlem String Quartet.
As an active orchestral musician, Nicolas has recently appeared as a soloist on a tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Chile and performed in the AIMS Orchestra of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He has also worked under the baton of world-renowned conductors such as Andreas Delfs, Marzio Conti, Leonardo Vordoni, Lukas Beikircher, Marius Stieghorst, Paavo Järvi and Gustavo Dudamel.