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photo: Georgia Nichols

Sam Nichols, composer

Sam Nichols is a composer who lives and works in Northern California.

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April 28, 2014
Chris Froh and other members of the Empyrean Ensemble will play Disjecta Membra, a new piece for percussion and string trio at the Mondavi Center as part of this concert, a tribute to D. Kern Holoman.

spring 2013
My string quartet Refuge has been selected for performance at World Music Days 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland.

January 25, 2013
A project I helped curate: Worlds of Discovery and Loss: the Art of Migration, at the Mondavi Center for the Arts.

April 24, 2012, 8pm
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will play Refuge as part of a Composers, Inc. concert at Old First Church in San Francisco.

April 22, 2012, 7pm
The Empyrean Ensemble will play A Song for four instruments and electronics, along with pieces by Laurie San Martin and Erin Gee, at the UC Davis Mondavi Center.

April 19, 2012, 12pm
The Empyrean Ensemble will play A Song for four instruments and electronics at the UC Davis Music Department.

March 26, 2012, 8pm
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will play Refuge in San Francisco.

March 22, 2012, 8pm
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will play Refuge at 142Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA.

March 9-April 15, 2012
Kardex, Jr., a collaboration with Robin Hill, will be on display at the Pence Gallery, in Davis, CA.

November 6, 2011, 8pm
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble will play Refuge at Sac State's Festival of New American Music.

October 29, 2011, 8pm
Ben Kreith and Ann Yi play Wrack for violin and piano at Old First Church, SF. Also on the show: Brahms, Shostakovich, and a new piece by Christopher Wendell Jones.

October 25, 2011, 7pm
ACME will play Refuge as part of a concert at Joe's Pub, in New York.
This concert is a joint presentation of Sequenza21 and the Manhattan New Music Project.
Also on the show: Laurie San Martin's Linea Negra for marimba.

September 29, 2011
mmm... premiered Wrack for violin and piano in Tokyo. Shungo Mise, violin, and Kaori Ohsuga, piano.

August 23, 2011
Sam is a co-winner of the League of Composers/ISCM Composition Competition.

June 29, 2011
Sam was awarded the Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer's Prize for his string quartet Refuge.