Instrument: Gustav Greiner, Breitenfeld, Germany, 1875.
Nathan Whittaker has been described as “a soloist that was not merely good but rather extraordinary”, with “musicianship of the highest order.” (Sanford Springvale Journal Tribune) As a member of Plaine & Easie, he won the Grand “Unicorn” Prize in the 2009 EMA Medieval and Renaissance Competition. He has performed in early music festivals in Bloom¬ington and Vancouver, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Mr. Whittaker is a member of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Pacific Baroque Orchestra, regularly performs with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and teaches at the Academy of Music Northwest. He can be heard on CBC broadcasts, and has recorded with the NPR and ATMA Classique labels. Graduating Cum Laude from Indiana University with a Bachelor and Masters of Music Degree in Cello Performance, currently Mr. Whittaker is a DMA candidate in cello performance with Toby Saks at the University of Washington. His private instructors have included Helga Winold, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Stanley Ritchie, and Peter Wiley.