Nicole DiPaolo

COLLABORATIVE PIANIST & COMPOSER

"FINISHING THE HAT (ARR. FOR 2 PIAN..."
Stephen Sondheim & Steve Reich
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"WORLD PREMIERE - GRAND MARCH FOR T..."
H. Leslie Adams
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"NOW SLEEPS THE CRIMSON PETAL - DRE..."
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Nicole DiPaolo

(She/Her) Versatile collaborative pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher. Recent engagements include premiering H. Leslie Adams' Grand March for Trumpet and Piano with the composer present, two livestreamed solo recitals with Sing for Hope’s Open Arts initiative, Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Spooky Goose Opera, a Collaborative Piano Fellowship for the Bay View Music Festival’s SOARS program, and two cruise ship tours with violinist Amy Lee as the Duo del Mare. Creator of Accessible Accompaniments playable aria reductions & audition cuts.

Bay View Music Festival
Collaborative Piano Fellow (SOARS), 2018
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music, 2004-2008
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Biography

Praised as a "sensitive pianist" who delivers "powerful interpretations," Nicole Elyse DiPaolo is a versatile collaborative pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher based in Cleveland, Ohio. Notable recent engagements include premiering H. Leslie Adams' Grand March for Trumpet and Piano with the composer in attendance, substituting as orchestral keyboard with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, two livestreamed solo recitals with Sing for Hope’s Open Arts initiative, the Quarantine Concert Series and Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the Spooky Goose Opera, appearances as a Collaborative Piano Fellow for the Bay View Music Festival’s SOARS program, and two long-term cruise ship tours with violinist Amy Lee as the Duo del Mare. A Detroit-area native, Ms. DiPaolo holds degrees from Indiana University and from the University of Michigan, where her studies included music theory, piano (primary teachers include Michele Cooker and Louis Nagel), composition (Bright Sheng), and basso continuo (Edward Parmentier). At IU she was the rehearsal coach/pianist for J. F. Lampe's opera Pyramus and Thisbe and a sought-after recital partner for singers and instrumentalists alike.

When not onstage, Ms. DiPaolo is an active online instructor of piano, music theory, and composition, as well as an acclaimed composer and arranger of educational and concert music, including the Accessible Accompaniments series of playable aria reductions and ready-made audition cuts.

Artist website: http://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com
Accessible Accompaniments: http://accessibleaccompaniments.weebly.com
Studio website: http://studio-dipaolo.weebly.com
"Put a keyboard in front of Nicole DiPaolo and she comes to life."
— The Northville Record
"Excellent...a fabulous afternoon of marvelous music!"
— Carol Neff, Dean of the American Guild of Organists, Cleveland Chapter
"Very effective...fantastic amount of intrigue...mindfulness...[and] colorful nuance"
— Seven Sky Music

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