Lecture-recital Alfred Hook by Dr. Nicole Cherry

Dr Nicole Cherry

Dr. Nicole Cherry is assistant professor of violin at the University of Texas at San Antonio and second violinist in the award-winning Marian Anderson String Quartet. Based in Texas for over twenty years, Dr. Cherry is a dedicated teacher and has held artist-teacher residencies at Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M, University of Washington, and Brown University where she trained promising string players of all ages.

Dr. Cherry earned her Masters in Music from the Juilliard School with a background that exposed her to teaching and mentoring the world’s most distinguished artists such as members of Guarneri, Juilliard, Emerson, Colorado and the Quartet string Takács; as well as esteemed violinists including Isidore Cohen, Erick Friedman, Joseph Fuchs, Felix Galimir and Jaap Schroeder. She has performed in ensembles led by Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, David Zinman, and as concertmaster under the direction of Mstislav Rostropovitch.

Dr. Cherry earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Texas Tech University where she was the first graduate string quartet violinist. Dr. Cherry has also received graduate scholarships from the Peabody Institute of Music and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Angela C. Hale