Cellist, Nicholas Gold has a successful career with balancing the versatility of being a first call session player in Nashville, TN as well as a classical artist. In Music City USA, Gold has been an in demand cellist for the past decade. In the studio, he can be heard on hundreds of mainstream projects ranging from popular artists, TV shows, video games and film scores. He can be heard on Grammy Award winning recordings by Dan + Shay and CeCe Winans. Recently, he was featured as the cello soloist in the blockbuster film, “Harriet,” where the composer, Terence Blanchard, told him that the voice of the cello portrays the emotion of Harriet Tubman throughout the movie.
Nicholas has recorded thousands of sessions over the years with an endless number of credits. Most projects are hard to remember and fade away, but some of his favorite recordings/performances have been with Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, Martina McBride, Reba, Blake Shelton, Josh Groban, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani and many others. He can also be heard on multiple video game soundtracks such as Spiderman, Call of Duty, Madden, Fifa, Minecraft, Uncharted, The Last of Us and Star Wars. He has performed the Bach Cello Suites at Carnegie Hall and has performed in various concert halls throughout the United States.
Gold records with Nashville Music Scoring and Nashville String Machine. He is also the contractor and leader of the newly formed Star City Symphony which can be found on all streaming platforms. Nicholas is active voting member of the Recording Academy and was a selected musician chosen as a part of the Grammy’s prestigious NEXT class which mentors the potential future leaders of the music community. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys volunteering at assisted living facilities for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Nicholas studied cello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the guidance of Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juillard String Quartet. Gold is tenure cellist with the Chattanooga Symphony, assistant principal cello of Orchestra Kentucky, subistute cellist with Nashville Symphony and he’s a core member of the Grammy nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. Nicholas Gold’s solo record, “Cello & Chill: Love Songs” can be purchased through all major retailers and heard on your preferred streaming platform. www.nicholasgold.com