Nathan Giglierano is in all respects first and foremost an artist.  As a violinist, his playing has taken him to places he could never have expected in his wildest dreams. Nathan has performed concerts throughout the United States as well as half way across the world, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Panama. Nathan has most recently, and most notably played as an apprentice with Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra – a professional baroque orchestra.

Nathan is an avid chamber musician, and has studied with many of today’s premiere chamber groups and coaches including members of the Stradavari Quartet, Maia Quartet, Jasper Quartet, Avalon Quartet, Oberlin Trio, Fry Street Quartet, Arianna Quartet and the Pacifica Quartet.  While living in Iowa City, Nathan studied with Allen Ohmes, prof. Emeritus University of Iowa. Nathan studied with Marilyn McDonald at Oberlin Conservatory, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance with a minor in Historical Performance. Nathan is currently pursuing a Masters in Music at University of Wisconsin-Madison under the tutelage of David Perry.

On the visual side of things, Nathan is an award-winning photographer who often uses his skills to provide portraits for musicians. Nathan is also a freelance web designer, and worked for Oberlin College maintaining their Health Promotion pages.       

Like many artists before him, Nathan has involved himself in volunteer work. He is one of the founding members of MOE (money offering effort) – an organization founded entirely by youth and dedicated to raising money for those in need.  Since its formation in 2001, the organization has raised more than $28,000, and continues on even now that the founding members are in college, and can no longer participate.  More recently, Nathan put his Spanish language skills to good use when he volunteered for three weeks in Panama, teaching, organizing and performing in the service of the Asociación Nacional de Conciertos de Panamá – an organization dedicated to bringing high quality music and music education to Panama, as well as bringing about social change through the presence of that music.

Finally, an artist’s greatest urge is to create – and Nathan has done that as a composer.  In 2009 Nathan and Steinway Artist/Composer, Dan Knight recorded Nathan’s Healing Suite and Four Seasons Suite for violin and piano.  The CD, entitled Songs of Healing is available free of charge to patients in local hospitals and hospice centers and for anyone in need of relaxing, contemplative, healing music.