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Biography

A percussionist and conductor of great versatility and virtuosity, George Nickson holds the Margie and William H. Seay Chair as Principal Percussionist of The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to
Dallas, Nickson served as Principal Percussionist of the Sarasota Orchestra from 2012-2019. He received the Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School where he studied with Daniel Druckman
and completed his undergraduate studies at the New England Conservatory with Will Hudgins. In addition to his position with the Dallas Symphony, Nickson has had the privilege of performing with the orchestras of Boston, Detroit, Washington D.C., Toronto, Honolulu and San Francisco.

Recent highlights include world premiere concerto performances at ensembleNEWSRQ in Sarasota, Florida and at Tanglewood, solo performances at The Spoleto Festival, and solo recording projects
that can be heard on NAXOS, Bridge and Albany Records. Nickson frequently appears as conductor in notable performances with ensembleNEWSRQ, including world premieres, Charles Wuorinen’s
New York Notes and Le Marteau sans Maitre of Pierre Boulez. Additionally, Nickson is Adjunct Associate Professor of Percussion at Southern Methodist University and maintains an active presence as a giver of clinics and masterclasses around the world.


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