Nick Biniker is a recent graduate of the college of Wooster, where he majored in Political Science with an Economics minor.
He has been involved in music since the age of 7 when he began piano lessons with Barbara Foote. At the age of 9, he started violin under the teaching of Sue Sgro in Toledo, OH, while throughout high-school he studied with Kirk Toth of the Toledo Symphony. During this time period, he was involved in the Toledo Youth Orchestra, an extension of the Toledo Symphony under the direction of Kenneth Thompson. Here he served as co-concertmaster and concertmaster his junior and senior years of high school.
Nick was also fortunate to be a co-concertmaster of the Toledo International Youth Orchestra, where he traveled to China, Germany, Poland, and Canada for performances during high school. Throughout high school he won numerous competitions, highlighted by winning the Toledo Young-Artists competition, whereupon winning he received the opportunity to perform the first movement of Vieuxtemp’s Violin Concerto No.4 with the Toledo Symphony.
Most recently he served as concertmaster of the College of Wooster’s Symphony Orchestra for 4 years under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Lindberg, while also receiving private instruction from Dr. Thomas Wood. During his senior year, Nick performed the Sibelius violin concerto in D minor with the College of Wooster Symphony Orchestra using a fine instrument on loan from Dr. Jackson Riddle.