School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Nicholas Recuber is currently the Assistant Principal Bassist of The Colorado Symphony. Mr. Recuber was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began his studies on double bass at age 14. Initially interested in jazz, he completed his bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Rowan University in New Jersey. Eventually becoming more attracted to classical music, Recuber received his Master’s degree as a scholarship student at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Ms. Orin O’Brien. He continued his studies with Nico Abondolo at the University of Southern California where he received a graduate certificate. Previously he served as principal bass of the Santa Barbara Symphony, performed with the San Francisco Symphony, and spent two years as a fellow in the New World Symphony. Mr. Recuber’s festival appearances include the Pacific Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, the Lucerne Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, and The Moab Music Festival. Mr. Recuber has also performed with The Ensemble Intercontemporain with Pierre Boulez conducting.