A Double Grammy Award Winner with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Ariondo has worked with music icons from Paul McCartney to Placido Domingo. His artistry was featured in the Academy Award-Winning film Life of Pi (music by Mychael Danna.). The Los Angeles Times called Ariondo a “preeminent accordionist….a force to be reckoned with!” and none other than Zubin Mehta has called Nick Ariondo “a brilliant success!” A recipient of 25 ASCAP Awards for his compositions, arrangements and innovative performances, Ariondo became the first American to be awarded Italy’s Ancona Prize for his riveting Kalamatiano for Viola and Free-bass Accordion. Nick Ariondo is an artist of diverse musical styles from classical to world-ethnic to modern contemporary with a catalogue of over 200 original compositions & arrangements to his credit. Mr. Ariondo’s Youtube videos have reached over a million viewers http://www.youtube.com/user/nickariondo1 and his Trilucence CD is an eclectic mix of solo accordion a la chamber music featuring clarinet, violin and piano www.cdbaby.com/cd/ariondo.