Nigel Witherspoon (15) has been studying the cello with his teacher, David Holmes, since he was three years old. He has attended Bravo String and Keyboard Institute for nine years. He enjoys playing chamber music, and was coached for four years by Bruce Coppock. He has performed in masterclasses with Peter Wiley, Bruce Coppock, and Benjamin Zander. He performs on a cello generously donated by the Virtu Foundation.