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Nicholas Skakeeny

Assistant Principal Timpani and Percussion

Nicholas "Nick" Sakakeeny

Adele Hart Chair

Nick Sakakeeny joined the FWSO in 2018 as Assistant Principal Timpanist and Percussionist. He enjoys performing in a variety of settings, and has worked with ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, the Dallas and Atlanta Symphonies, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2011 he won first prize in the Atlanta Modern Snare Drum Competition, and in 2015 won third prize in the PAS Solo Percussion Competition. Nick has attended the Round Top Festival Institute, the National Orchestral Institute, and has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Born in Oberlin, OH, Nick attended the Manhattan School of Music for his undergraduate studies before completing his master’s degree at Northwestern University.