The center of Ercole’s artistic activities is performances for solo and chamber repertoire of the trombone from the Renaissance to the modern era on hisorically-advised instruments with special regards tothe study of playing techniques required by the repertoire of each era.
After receiving his degree in trombone performance from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, Ercole continued his studies in classical trombone with Abbie Conant at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen in 2001. In 2006 he added the study of historical performance practice in the same place with Wim Becu. In 1999 he was one of 20 chosen to be performers at New York Phil’ Joe Alessi’s seminar in New York. He also had regular lessons in England and Italy with the London Symphony’s Denis Wick. In 2001, Ercole won by audition the position of second and acting solo trombone with the Orchestra Sinfonica in Milan, under the direction of Riccardo Chailly. Other successful auditions and substitute positions followed with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (Turin), Orchestra del Teatro Regio (Turin), Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Süddeutschen Philharmonie in Konstanz. All of these have enhanced his career as a trombonist. In addition to many recordings with famous Europeanensembles, Ercole’s discography has grown readily as both leader and soloist since 2008.
His latest project seeks to present the trombone as a solo instrument throughout music history - Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, and Romantic - in a series of four CDs with the Querstand label. Further, each CD will be accompanied by his own editions of music for the trombone published by Verlagsgruppe Kamprad.
Ercole Nisini has appeared as soloist and leader with his Ensemble Instrumenta Musica in such famous festivals and concert halls as Dresden’s Frauenkirche, The Lower Saxony Musiktagen, the Black Forest Music Festival, the Rheingau Festival, the Skalholt Island Summer concert, The Heinrich Schütz Musikfest, The Brandenburg Summer Concerts, the The WDR Radio Concerts in Cologne, the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik, the German Trombone symposium, and on 9 CD productions for the Labels RAMÉE, Querstand, Christophorus, Carus and SONY. Additionally, he has been interviewed by Switzerland’s Radio SFR and Germany’s WDR radio. Concerts, performances, and recordings throughout Europe with groups such as La Petite Bande, Musica Fiata, United Continuo Service further document his abilities.
Quoting the October, 2012 review in DAS ORCHESTER: “After hearing the CD, Ercole Nisini is unquestionably a highly gifted musician, and one who is “on his way” on this instrument, further, Nisini’s exceptional musical talent is emphatically recommended by this series of CDs.