MP3 Nathan Cole - Rapid Approach
A unique collection of solo violin works by Bach, Bartok, and Augusta Read Thomas performed by violinist, Nathan Cole.
12 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Sonata, CLASSICAL: Traditional
Nathan Cole is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra''s first violin section. Prior to his appointment in 2002, he served for two seasons as principal second violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he began his studies with Donna Wiehe and continued with Daniel Mason. His solo debut came at the age of ten with the Louisville Orchestra. He received a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Ida Kavafian and Jaime Laredo. Nathan’s love for chamber music flourished at Curtis, and in 1998 he became the founding first violinist of the Grancino String Quartet, which won the 2000 Barnett Competition in Chicago and participated in the 2000 Isaac Stern Chamber Music Encounters in Jerusalem. The Quartet made its New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall in 2002. Nathan’s chamber music activities also include three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, along with national tours as part of Music From Marlboro. In 2007 he helped begin the UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington in his hometown, serving as violinist and Music Director.
Nathan enjoys a variety of teaching activities. A faculty member of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University since 2006, he also maintains a private studio and coaches the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Since 2003 he has taught and performed at the Mimir Festival on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He lives in Chicago with his wife Akiko Tarumoto, also a first violinist in the CSO.
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