Hailed by the Washington Post as a performer with "no-fail agility," Nick Montopoli is one of the most versatile musicians in the Austin area, with composition, performance, and session experience over a wide range of genres and instruments. Nick is a founding member of Invoke, a folk-infused quartet whose repertoire features original compositions by the group and works by exciting young American composers. Invoke won First Prize at the 2018 M-Prize and Coltman competitions, and at the 2015 Savvy Musician in ACTION competition. The group has been selected as Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas and Artists in Residence at Strathmore, and has held residency positions at institutions around the country. As a composer, Nick’s work includes both concert and media music. His compositions with Invoke have been featured as NPR’s “Best of SXSW”, and include several live re-scorings of classic films. He records, arranges, and produces from his home studio in Austin, where he has collaborated on hundreds of recordings with artists from over 30 countries. Nick won First Prize winner in the 2020 California Independent Film Festival score competition, and also works in the studio of acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds, where he participated on scores for feature films and releases for major networks including Netflix and the BBC. Nick’s performances, compositions, and arrangements can also be heard on records by Chris Brown, Ruut, Marian McLaughlin, and more. He holds an Artist Diploma from the University of Texas, and a BM and MM from the University of Maryland.