Nicholas Cords

Nicholas Cords

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Nicholas Cords is an American classical violist, born in 1974.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the New York String Seminar Orchestra. He is a regular member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and a founding member of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet .

Cords began his musical education at the Juilliard School where he won top honors in the viola competition and subsequently gave the New York premiere of John Harbison’s Viola Concerto at Avery Fisher Hall. He completed his studies at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. His teachers have included Karen Tuttle, Harvey Shapiro, Joseph Fuchs, and Felix Galamir.

He currently teaches at Stony Brook University in New York, and spends part of his summer schedule teaching at the Bennington Chamber Music and Composers Conference, and has also served for eight years as viola instructor at Princeton University. He has twice participated as a mentor along with other members of the Silk Road Ensemble in the Weill Institute Professional Training Workshops at Carnegie Hall.
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Levert Mama's House and 1 more… Levert - The Whole Scenario (Album) Atlantic US 1997 Sell This Version
David Byrne Neighborhood (as Nick Cords) and 1 more… David Byrne - Look Into The Eyeball (Album) Virgin, Luaka Bop, Virgin US 2001 Sell This Version
Natalie Merchant Henry Darger (as Nick Cords) Natalie Merchant - Motherland (Album) Elektra Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Carter Burwell Carter Burwell - The Man Who Wasn't There (Album) Decca UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Blackstreet It's So Hard To Say Goodbye (as Nick Cords) Blackstreet - Level II (Album) Dreamworks Records US 2003 Sell This Version
PCCL-00567 Kristina & Laura Kristina & Laura - Force Of Sound(CD) Canyon International PCCL-00567 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2004 Sell This Version
2061-62433-2 Carter Burwell Carter Burwell - The Alamo (Original Score)(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records 2061-62433-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
EDC 1011 Various Summer In The High Grassland Various - Observatory: The Echoes Living Room Concerts Volume 11(CD, Album) Echodiscs EDC 1011 US 2005 Sell This Version
Various A Dying Sailor To His Shipmates Various - Rogue's Gallery (Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys) (Album) Anti- Europe 2006 Sell This Version
John Legend Where Did My Baby Go (as Nick Cords) and 2 more… John Legend - Once Again (Album) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Sony Urban Music, Columbia Russia 2006 Sell This Version
ARTCD-26 Janita Janita - Seasons Of Life(CD, Album) Reel Art ARTCD-26 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
Donny Osmond Donny Osmond - Love Songs Of The '70s (Album) Decca UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends Kuai Le and 1 more… Yo-Yo Ma & Friends - Songs Of Joy & Peace (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2008 Sell This Version
468078 Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider - Silent City(CD, Album) World Village 468078 2008 Sell This Version
none Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider - Tiny Desk Concert(File, MP3, 128) National Public Radio none 2010
ICR003 Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider - Dominant Curve(CD, Album) In A Circle Records ICR003 US 2010 Sell This Version
0074 Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass - Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass(2xCD) Orange Mountain Music 0074 US 2011 Sell This Version
Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider - Seven Steps (Album) In A Circle Records US 2012 Sell This Version
B0018711-02 Béla Fleck, Nashville Symphony* Conducted By Giancarlo Guerrero & Brooklyn Rider Night Flight Over Water Béla Fleck, Nashville Symphony* Conducted By Giancarlo Guerrero & Brooklyn Rider - The Imposter(CD, Album) Mercury Classics, Deutsche Grammophon B0018711-02 US 2013 Sell This Version
24425425 The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma Cut The Rug and 3 more… The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma - A Playlist Without Borders(CD, Album) Masterworks (3) 24425425 US 2013 Sell This Version
Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider - The Brooklyn Rider Almanac (Album) Mercury Classics US 2014 Sell This Version
B0022968-01 Brooklyn Rider Brooklyn Rider - The Brooklyn Rider Almanac(12", Album) Mercury Classics B0022968-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
88875002252, 88843044632 Yo-Yo Ma Blue As The Turquoise Night Of Neyshabur Yo-Yo Ma - In Goed Gezelschap - Yo-Yo Ma In Nederland(5xCD, Comp) Sony Classical, Sony Classical 88875002252, 88843044632 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
ICR007 Kojiro Umezaki Kojiro Umezaki - Cycles(CD, Album, Dig) In A Circle Records ICR007 US 2014 Sell This Version