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Nathan Whittaker

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Nathan Whittaker

Nathan Whittaker has been described as a soloist with “musicianship of the highest order.” As a member of the early music ensemble Plaine & Easie, Whittaker won the Grand “Unicorn” Prize in the 2009 Early Music America Medieval and Renaissance Competition. He has served on the faculty at the Indiana University String academy, as principal cellist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and as associate principal cellist with the Terra Haute Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in early music festivals in Bloomington, Berkeley, and Vancouver, as well as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Currently, Whittaker is a member of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Pacific Baroque Orchestra. He can be heard on CBC broadcasts, and has recorded on the NPR and ATMA Classique labels. Whittaker graduated cum laude from Indiana University with Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in Cello Performance. He is currently a DMA candidate in Cello Performance at the University of Washington where he studies with Toby Saks. His private instructors have included Helga Winold, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Stanley Ritchie, and Peter Wiley