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Nathaniel Wolff

Winds, Oboe

2023 Fellow

Nathaniel Wolff believes in the power of music to forge meaningful connections and build community. He is currently the oboist for University of Maryland’s graduate fellowship woodwind quintet IGNIS, a group dedicated to bold performance and meaningful community outreach. As a member of IGNIS, he has competed in the semi-finals of the Coltman Chamber Music Competition and has won first prize in the Emerging Artists division of the NOLA Chamberfest Online Competition. In addition, as a member of IGNIS, Nathaniel was awarded an M-Cubator grant to commission a work for wind quintet and electronics by emerging composer Ancel Neely. He has also premiered chamber works by composers like Adrian Wong, Pauline Ng and William Kenlon. Equally comfortable operating in more traditional spaces, Nathaniel has performed at summer festivals like the NSO’s Summer Music Institute, Brevard Music Center, and the Maine Chamber Music Seminar, where IGNIS served as ensemble in residence. This summer, he is excited to attend Sarasota Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival as a fellow. Nathaniel is indebted to his teachers, especially Mark Hill, Nancy Ambrose King, Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, and Kim Lorch. When he is not rehearsing or making reeds, you can find Nathaniel perusing the east wing of the National Gallery, watching Formula One highlight reels, or getting too invested during trivia night.