Goluses has performed as concerto soloist with the Savannah Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, American Wind Orchestra, Manhattan Symphony, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Jacksonville Symphony, and Macon Symphony.

New York performances have included recitals at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufmann Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Repertoire with Orchestra

Sample Programs

Performance Reviews
"Nicholas Goluses performed with style and finesse. He is a musician who is intelligent, sensitive, and subtly expressive. His use of rubato is among the finest heard on the guitar. Exquisite musical control."
Guitar Review (New York)

"A distinguished soloist. Goluses is very much the technician and remarkable in intensity."
Toronto Star

"Guitarist Nicholas Goluses eloquently realized the new Concerto with intense lyricism."
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

"Goluses’ technique and lyrical freedom were exemplary. And over the larger span I was most impressed by his sensitivity to subtleties of coloration and phrasing … immaculately and stylishly played."
The Buffalo News

"Goluses is an impeccable performer. His performance certainly confirmed his reputation that he is an expert on Bach. Nicholas Goluses played with appropriate good humor and virtuosity, with emotion and intensity."

"Goluses played with just the right rapt quality that seemed to suspend time. The virtuoso challenges were met with aplomb. Goluses played with verve."
Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge)

"Even more gratifying than the music’s sunny disposition was the chance to hear Nicholas Goluses again. The professor of guitar and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music was the soloist in the Rodrigo and Vivaldi Concerti. His warm, caramel tone and exceptional musicianship spread throughout the 3,100 seat Eastman Theatre. The Vivaldi was lovingly played, with imaginative improvisations. You could hear a pin drop. The Rodrigo was gorgeous. Goluses worked magic with the bittersweet melodies, like a singer linking poetry and music."
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester)

"The Giuliani Concerto was a demanding vehicle that allowed Goluses to display his extraordinary virtuosity. Fleet finger work, a singing tone and deft use of effects highlighted his impressive performance.
The Savannah News-Press

"The art of the recital emerges not just in the playing, but also the programming. In his recital on the Kilbourn Concert Series, guitarist Nicholas Goluses excelled in both. The program was ingenious. From each work he drew a distinct character, humanized by his own personality and the luxuriously polished tone of his guitar. Goluses has a relaxed, yet refined playing style and he confirmed his color and voice leading acumen with flair. An exceptional début."
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester)

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