Nicolas André Deuson
First prize winner in the 2010 Pacific Guitar Competition, and semifinalist in the 2009 Tokyo International Guitar Competition, Nicolas Deuson is enjoying a burgeoning concert career both as a solo performer and chamber musician. Nic has performed for the American Guitar Society, The G.Roger Bailey Classical Scholarship Concert series, The Ventura Guitar Society, Young Harris College, Western Carolina University, Wayfarer Chapel Concerts series, CSU Bakersfield concert series, and as a soloist with the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, among many others.
Nic has two commercially available CDs, Fragments, 2008 featuring the works of Fernando Sor, Federico Torroba and Miroslav Tadic and In Cities Unknown, 2012, which features works by J.S. Bach, Takeshi Yoshimatsu and Leo Brouwer. An EP of arranged and composed incidental music, The Donner Party, will be released in 2013. Forthcoming CDs include two chamber efforts, slated for 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Nic attended The University of Georgia on scholarship as an undergraduate, studying with John Sutherland, attended The Cleveland Institute of Music as a masters student of Jason Vieaux, and studied with Scott Tennant at The University of Southern California, obtaining his doctorate in 2009. Nic has also studied with such artists as Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell. Nic received the Michael and Amelia Alban Award in Guitar in 2005.
Aside from his duties as a performer, Nic is dedicated to the art of teaching, having served on the faculty of CSU Channel Islands, Westmont College and Agnes Scott College.
Nic plays guitars made by Antonius Müller, 2010, and Mel Wong, 2013.