Nancy Oliveros



Nancy coaches both individuals and ensembles that are playing at advanced levels.

Background & Offerings

A founding member of the critically acclaimed Artaria String Quartet and a 2004 McKnight Fellow, violinist NANCY OLIVEROS has performed at renowned venues in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, and throughout the United States and Europe. She is a multi-year recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the Minnesota State Arts Board for performance and educational outreach projects. She has performed with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Juilliard, Guarneri, Cleveland, Pacifica, Miro, and St. Lawrence Quartets, and since moving to Minnesota, with members of the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Co-founder of the Stringwood Summer Chamber Music Festival in Lanesboro, MN and the Artaria Chamber Music School in St. Paul, she was Artist/Teacher in Residence at the world-renowned Tanglewood Institute under the mentorship of Norman Fischer. With the ASQ, she has competed at the finals of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and was a protege of Walter Levine at ProQuartet and the L'Epau Festival in France. She was a fellowship student at Aspen, Kneisel Hall, and the Florida Festival and was a graduate teaching assistant at The Florida State University and Boston University studying violin and chamber music with Roman Totenberg, Eugene Lehner, Raphael Hillyer, and the Muir Quartet. Further studies in Chamber Music were mentored by members of the Budapest, Emerson, and Cleveland Quartets. Nancy's principal violin teachers were Roman Totenberg, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Karen Clarke. Her students are national prizewinners and can be found in professional posts around the world. She is delighted to own and perform on a rare 1781 Neapolitan violin by Tomaso Eberle.


  • Contemporary Music
  • Standard Repertoire


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