Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is at the
forefront of online music education. He has worked with thousands of violinists of all
levels, through his website natesviolin.com.
Nathan has appeared as guest concertmaster with the orchestras of Cincinnati,
Houston, Minnesota, Oregon, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. He was previously a
member of the Chicago Symphony and Principal Second Violin of the Saint Paul
Chamber Orchestra. A native of Lexington, KY, 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, Nathan 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 is currently on the faculty of the Colburn Conservatory. His articles and
photographs have appeared in numerous online publications, and in Strings, Symphony,
and Chamber Music magazines.