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Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Underhill will lead a masterclass performance in piano at the Heights Arts gallery, Sunday June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Masterclasses are free and open to the public for observation. Each features students who perform with excellence within various levels, and have been recommended by their teachers.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all masterclass sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher in addition to the online form below for consideration.



Pianist/composer Nicholas Underhill holds a Masters Degree in Piano from the New EnglandConservatory of Music. His teachers include Konrad Wolff, Katja Andy, Edmund Battersby and Russell Sherman. Well known in Boston, New York City and Cleveland as a champion of new music for the piano, he has performed solo recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. He was featured in the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial concerts in Chicago in 1991. His collaborative recitals include programs with his wife, Mary Kay Fink. He has taught piano at Mount Union College and Hiram College, and has performed on numerous occasions with the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and the Cleveland Chamber Collective.  As a composer, Underhill’s music has been performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the OhioMusic Teachers Association, The Fortnightly Musical Club, The Cleveland Flute Society, TheGramercy Trio, Cleveland Orchestra players Mary Kay Fink, Takako Masame, Lisa Boyko, Richard King, and pianist Randall Hodgkinson.