“Nick is an outstanding conductor: and intense musical personality combined with a meticulous work ethic. Our concerts together have the feel of a great chamber music performance”

Peter Vinograde: J.S. Bach International Competition (Washington, D.C.), first prize


“He has been the most generous and sensitive accompanist and he always treats the orchestra with great respect and the utmost graciousness”

Jennifer Koh: Avery Fisher Career Grant; Tchaikovsky Violin Competition (Moscow), first prize


“He has been the consummate partner for me in my solo work. I not only feel incredible freedom while working with him but also an intense sense of integrity for the score and its details”

Anthony Ross: Principal Cellist, Minnesota Orchestra


“Nicholas Palmer’s abilities are boundless. A consummate musician, his preparation and devotion to his work are beyond reproach. As a cultural leader, Nicholas is articulate, personable and politically savvy”

Robert Birman: CEO, Louisville Orchestra


”He had painstakingly thorough knowledge of the score and communicated those details with great skill to the orchestra”

David Ott: Composer in Residence, Indianapolis Symphony


“You are credited with “working miracles”, for inspiring rave reviews and sell-out concerts”

John Williams: Conductor Laureate, Boston Pops Orchestra


”His fine musicality, eminent sense of style and warm personality make him a wonderful partner in concerts. He has this rare ability to take care of all aspects of music: inspiring both orchestra and soloist”

Geir Henning Braaten: Concours Debussy (St-Germain-en-Laye), Concurso Maria Canals (Barcelona), first prize


“Nicholas is an excellent musician. He portrays what he wants with passion and conviction. He is very knowledgeable of the details in the score and works hard to achieve those details with the orchestra”

Daniel Reinker: Principal Violist, Nashville Symphony