Based out of out of Kenosha, WI, nestled between Chicago and Milwaukee, Nick Renkosik is a nationally acclaimed organist that has performed at such venues as Sanfilippo’s Place De La Musique in Barrington Hills, IL; the Oriental and Riverside Theatres in Milwaukee, WI; the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, IL; the Allen Organs of Chicago Showroom; the Rialto Theatre in Joliet, IL; the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, FL; the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO; the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, CA; Orchestra Hall in Chicago, IL, Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, WI; the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY; Babson College in Wellesley, MA; etc.
Nick's education in music began at age four. In high school, he studied piano with Barbara Paul of Crystal Lake, IL, and organ with Jelani Eddington of Racine, WI. In 2021, he formally received a Bachelors of Arts (Cum Laude) in Instrumental Performance (organ and piano) at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where he was a student in the studios of Mr. Christopher Berry (organ) and Dr. Wael Farouk (piano). Nick also competed in the 2017 American Theatre Organ Society's Young Organist Competition in Tampa, FL, and was placed as a runner up.
When he is not performing in a solo setting, Nick is an organist/accompanist on staff at several churches in Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin, and is an organ restoration technician for JL Weiler, Inc. in Chicago, IL. He has also regularly performed at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, presenting pre-picture organ music. In his free time, he enjoys collecting and restoring art deco and art nouveau objects d'art and mechanical antiques, time outdoors, reading, and time with family and friends.
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