The Juilliard School
Mexican-American violist Nicolas Perkins lives in New York City, where studies under the tutelage of Hsin-Yun Huang at The Juilliard School. In recent years, Nicolas has attended the Taos School of Music, Kneisel Hall Young Artists Program, Gstaad Menuhin String Academy, the Stauffer Center for Strings, and the Aspen Music Festival where he was in the assistant principal pool and was chosen to play two concert cycles of the Brandenburg Concerti with distinguished artists such as Jory Vinikour, Chad Hoopes, Paul Huang, Matthew Lipman, Timothy Ridout, Nadine Asin, and Elaine Douvas. He has had recent engagements playing a part of the “Juilliard Now'' concert series at the Lincoln Center and at the Chelsea Factory. He has participated in masterclasses for leading violists Nobuko Imai, Antoine Tamestit, Ettore Causa, Bruno Giuranna, Carol Rodland, Paul Coletti, among others. As an avid chamber musician he has worked with members of the Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, Cooperstown, Shanghai, and Hagen String Quartets. Other influential artists he has had the honor to work with include Mai Motobuchi and Gina Coletti. Nicolas is a Virtu Foundation Scholar, he was awarded a Joseph Grubaugh & Sigrun Seifert viola that is on generous loan.