Nathan Cole String Master Class

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Music and the School of the Arts presents Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster for the L.A. Philharmonic

First Associate Concertmaster NATHAN COLE, who joined the LA Phil in 2011, has appeared as guest concertmaster with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Ottawa, Seattle, and Oregon. He was previously a member of the Chicago Symphony and Principal Second Violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he made his debut with the Louisville Orchestra at the age of ten while studying with Donna Wiehe. After eight years working with Daniel Mason, Cole enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to his studies there with Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Ida Kavafian, and Jaime Laredo, Cole formed the Grancino String Quartet, debuting in New York’s Weill Hall. Several summers at Marlboro enriched his love of chamber music.

Nathan’s articles and videos on practicing, performing, teaching, and auditioning have helped thousands of violinists worldwide. Visit for the complete collection. In addition to his online teaching, Nathan is currently on faculty at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts, with classes at the Colburn Conservatory and USC. His articles and photographs have also appeared in Strings, Symphony, and Chamber Music magazines.

Nathan is married to Akiko Tarumoto, the LA Phil’s Assistant Concertmaster. Together they host the podcast Stand Partners for Life, which is a weekly “inside look” at the symphony life. Visit to listen. Nathan and Akiko live in Pasadena with their three children.

The Program

Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Kiarra Mariani, violin; Dr. Hyeyeon Park, piano
Beethoven IV. Allegro molto
from String Quartet No. 9 in C Major Op. 59, No. 3
Nightingale String Quartet
Claire Tatman & Sarah Coyl, violins
Nathaniel Sattler, viola; Angelese Pepper, cello

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall
39.5412425545764, -119.8168797791

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College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Music




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