Nicola Cannizzaro is a professional percussionist living in Essex, VT. He returned home after 15 years freelancing in New York City. Nic performs with a wide variety of groups in the area including the Vermont Symphony, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, Apex Ensemble, Heliand Consort, and DNA duo With Dayve Huckett among others.
While in New York Nic played many broadway shows including The Lion King (Which he also toured with for four years and still returns to,) West Side Story, In The Heights, and Phantom of the Opera. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic as substitute Principal Timpanist and still works with numerous regional orchestras including The Springfield Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Portland Symphony. On the flip side he has also shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Miami Sound Machine, Arturo Sandoval, Patti Labelle, John Legend and Mark Wood, the famed electric violinist with the Mark Wood Experience. He has recorded with Itzhak Perlman, Absolute Ensemble, Vermont Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of New York and has performed as soloist with The Springfield Symphony and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Nic is Thrilled to be a part of this ground breaking ensemble and would like to thank everyone involved in making this group a reality!