Isidor Philipp: Ancient Aires and Dances

Boris Lyatoshinsky: 2 Preludes, Op. 38

Sergei Rachmaninov/Earl Wild Song Transcriptions

Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J. S. Bach Op. 81


Nicholas Fontana hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. His early teachers include Srebrenka Igrec, Gregory Sioles, and Michael Gurt. A major point in his journey and development, Nicholas sustained severe repetitive motion injuries in 2010 and relocated to the Portland area in 2011 to study ergonomics from the ground up with local pianist, composer, and teacher Lisa Marsh, Director of the Coordinate Movement Program at Portland State University. After a successful recovery Nicholas went on to study with Mark Westcott.

Nicholas' solo performance appearances have included House Concerts PDX, Classical Revolution's benefit concert "Slava Ukraine", The Old Church, and many other joint programs. His collaborative roles have included work with the Oregon Symphony, Friends of Chamber Music, and Portland Symphonic Choir. Nicholas has worked extensively in a collaborative role with singers, having performed most of the standard vocal repertoire, with a focus on German Lieder, with string players in the piano-string sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms, four-hand recitals, as well as with many university choirs and ensembles

Mr. Fontana is an active member of Oregon Music Teachers Association and National Federation of Music Clubs. He currently resides in Bethany in Northwest Portland, where he teaches and runs a large home studio. Nicholas has an equal passion for guiding others on their own musical journeys and has seen students go on to place in local festivals, pass high level proficiency exams, and win scholarships.