Nicholas Hutchinson has performed throughout the United States as both collaborator and soloist. Concert appearances this year will take Dr. Hutchinson to Michigan, Ohio, Texas, California and Washington. He has been a prizewinner in the Kosciuzko Foundation National Chopin Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was a finalist in the Oberlin International Piano Competition.
Dr. Hutchinson is a founding partner of Collaborative Works, a vocal coaching studio and collaborative arts institute in Chicago. He is also co-director of Friends Music Camp, a Quaker-based music camp for middle and high school students. A passionate teacher, Dr. Hutchinson has maintained a private studio for the past decade and has taught at a number of educational institutions in Michigan, including the Steppingstone School for the Potentially Gifted and the Chelsea Center for the Arts. His former teachers include Martin Katz, Louis Nagel and Arthur Greene at the University of Michigan and Yong Hi Moon at Michigan State University.
Besides his musical interests, Dr. Hutchinson has a degree in computer science and his study of the Japanese language resulted in his being awarded an Outstanding Student of Japanese Language Study Tour at the Kansai Cultural Center in Osaka, Japan.