Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Art of Giving Back

Project Description

Art of Giving Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young classical musicians and giving back to the community. We currently represent a roster of over 35 Volunteer Artists across North America between the ages of 18-32. We organize K-12 workshops for young musicians, community outreach performances and paid residencies through universities and festivals. We are currently developing a second roster of well establish international musicians which would serve as mentors to our Volunteer Artists. Our vision is simple - Young Artists, Sharing Talents, In Service, To Community.

About Nicholas King

American pianist Nicholas King, hailed by LA Weekly as “making his mark in the classical music world” is becoming recognized as an accomplished solo and chamber music performer. A Los Angeles native, King has performed in major concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Austria, France, and Poland. A recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the 2008 Jack Kent Cooke Award, Nicholas currently holds the distinction of being the first freshman to have ever won The Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School (RCM) Concerto Competition.

King currently studies with Angela Cheng at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he is pursuing an Artist Diploma. He holds a Performance Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music–Glenn Gould School, and previously studied at Loyola Marymount University. King counts Marc Durand and Dr. Wojciech Kocyan as mentors and major musical influences.