Nicolas Rusillon was born in French Speaking Swiss. He learned to play the trumpet at the age of 9 , and performed with a number of organ maestros since he was very young. -Studied teaching, baroque trumpet and antique music with Gabriele Cassone, received teaching diplome from conservatoire de Lausanne in Swiss(2003). Under the guidance of Eric Aubier, achieved awards from conservatoire national de Rueil-Malmaison:
- prix de perfectionnement 2001.
- prix d’excellence à l’unanimité, avec les félicitations du jury 2000.
- premier prix de trompette 1998.
At the same time studied with Dominique Brunnet, has awarded the premier prix de trompette from the conservatoire municipale de ville de paris(2000).-2e prix de concours international d’interprétation musicale de Moulins, France(1998)-Also studied with leading professors and performors such as Bruno Tomba, Marc Ullrich, Max Sommerhalder, Edward Tarr, Markus Würsch, James Thomson etc..-Between 2001 to 2007, actively participated in classic and baroque orchestra, religion music and jazz in swiss and france.
He join NSO as principal trumpet from March 2008.