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Nicole Cherry

Office: CPC 212 Bryan Campus

Phone: 979.209.7622

nicole.cherry@blinn.edu

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Nicole Cherry, is currently the second violinist of the Marian Anderson String Quartet. Ms. Cherry is co-founder and co-director of the Marian Anderson String Quartet Community Music School and Summer Chamber Music Institute in Bryan/College Station, Texas. As a member of the Marian Anderson String Quartet, artistic endeavors have brought them to venues such as New York City’s Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall, Ravinia Festival, the Fischoff Chamber Music Foundation, and Washington DC area’s Strathmore Hall. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School with a Master of Music Degree in applied violin performance performs concerts and educational presentations playing and teaching traditional European classics, collaborating with some of the world’s most established artists. Noted for her ability to play in many styles, shares the stage with a diverse list of artists such as members of prestigious chambers ensembles; the Colorado Quartet, the Audubon Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet as well as performing behind pop artists such as Whitney Houston and the late Ray Charles. She has also toured internationally performing throughout the world. In the United States, she has performed in such venues as the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She has performed in Europe, the Middle East and Asian including a tour as a featured concerto soloist in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and South Africa. Summers are spent directing, performing and teaching at the Marian Anderson String Quartet Chamber Music Institute, American Festival of the Arts and the Interlochen School for the Arts. Prior to her appointment with the Marian Anderson String Quartet Ms. Cherry was selected after a blind audition as a full time second violinist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (North Carolina).