Nicholas Fagnilli

Composer | Pianist | Synthesist

Nicholas Fagnilli is a young composer and performer from Wilmington, Delaware. He is currently completing his B.M. in Music Composition at Ithaca College, where he has studied composition with Dana Wilson, Evis Sammoutis and Jorge Grossmann. He has also studied piano with Greg DeTurck and Dmitri Novgorodsky, and harpsichord with Jean Clay Radice. 

Nicholas is inspired to write music by the powerful storytelling property of sound and music that exists whether or not a narrative is present. 


As a composer, Nicholas feels equally at home in varying degrees of strict composition and free improvisation, from chamber and concert works to jazz charts and electronic music. 

As a performer, he feels equally at home playing jazz, classical and contemporary repertoire, and exploring new soundscapes on his cherished synthesizers. 

(photo by Olivia Schultheis)

(photo by Olivia Schultheis)