Nathaniel Cox


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Nathaniel Cox enjoys a varied musical career both as one of North America’s leading cornetto players, and as an accomplished continuo player on lute and theorbo. In addition to co-directing the New England-based ensemble for 17th-century music In Stile Moderno, he performs with ensembles such as The Folger Consort, Piffaro, Dark Horse Consort, Bach Collegium San Diego, The Toronto Consort, TENET Vocal Artists, and Blue Heron. Nathaniel holds bachelor’s degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory in both Russian literature and trumpet performance, as well as Master’s degrees from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in cornetto and historical performance practice. 

Nathaniel has dedicated himself to the study of historical ornamentation, and has sought to find a performance style that is both authentic to the early Baroque era and unique to his musical voice. Nathaniel loves to share his passion with students, and has taught at the Amherst Early Music Festival and the San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque Workshop. Besides his performance career, Nathaniel works as a software engineer for the data-privacy company Cloaked, and loves spending time with his three-year-old son Simon.

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