“A Young Musical Promise”
Nico Gutierrez is a composer and conductor of concert, film, and video game music. Nico began his musical studies at age seven and began composing at age twelve. His compositions have been premiered, performed, and professionally recorded by members of the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, Texas Christian University (TCU) Concert Chorale, TCU Symphony Orchestra, and the Texas Boys Choir. His works have been performed and received positively in several countries including the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, China, and Japan. In the summer of 2014, Nico was invited to be the featured composer for the 10th annual Barcelona Festival of Song in Barcelona, Spain for the world premiere of his song cycle, Nostalgias del Abuelo. In March 2018, Nico was invited to the Fundación Fox in Guanajuato, Mexico where he rehearsed with their youth orchestra and conducted his music, in concert, for Former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
As a performer, Nico grew up playing the piano and cello as well as conducting several orchestras and singing as a professional boy soprano. Nico was long-time member of the GRAMMY© award-winning Texas Boys Choir. He rose to be a frequent soloist of this organization and was featured in many professional recordings and national tours. Nico has toured extensively with the choir across the United States performing in many prestigious concert halls including a solo at Carnegie Hall. His love for writing film music led him to work for Hollywood composers such as Mark Isham and Heather McIntosh on several films and television shows like Duck, Duck, Goose (starring Zendaya), Dumplin’ (starring Jennifer Aniston), and One Dollar (CBS All Access).
Nico earned his Bachelor’s degree in music composition from Texas Christian University in 2015 and his Master’s degree in Scoring for the Screen from Columbia College Chicago in 2017. He currently lives in Chicago, IL.