Nicholas Diodore was born in Marion, Indiana to a musical family and quickly established a reputation as a very talented cellist. He received his early musical instruction from Geoffrey Lapin of the Indianapolis Symphony. Mr. Diodore attended high school at Interlochen Arts Academy where he was a student of Crispin Campbell. He excelled in the study of 20th century compositions as well as in chamber music and was a prize winner at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and the Grand Prize winner of the Downbeat Magazine Chamber Music Competition.
In 1996, Mr. Diodore attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Alan Harris, Merry Peckham and Richard Weiss. During his studies, Nick participated in the Aspen Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival.
He also performed at the Cayman Islands Music Festival.
Currently Mr. Diodore holds a faculty position at the Aurora School of Music and teaches privately at Laurel School and Hudson Montessori School. He performs regularly as a member of the No Exit New Music Ensemble, Pizzicato 4 (a cello quartet) and Dadband. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cleveland Cello Society.
Nick lives with his wife, violinist Cara Tweed, and two small children in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Outside of music, Nick enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing and hiking with his family.