Musicians

Nancy Wilson Violin



Helicon Performances

Symposium 46 - Helicon Winds Play Mozart
Symposium 35 - BACH
Symposium 2 - The Violin: A Tool of the Imagination
Symposium 1 - Handel & Beethoven

With a repertoire ranging from early 17th-century violin solos to the string quartets of Beethoven and Schubert, Nancy Wilson is known as one of the leading early music violinists in the United States. A founding member of many of American’s pioneering period instrument ensembles, including Concert Royal, the Bach Ensemble and the Classical Quartet, she performs regularly with Aston Magna and has worked extensively with the Smithsonian Chamber Players. She has worked as concertmaster and soloist with leading conductors in early music, Jaap Schroeder, Christopher Hogwood and Nicholas McGegan among them, regularly leads period orchestra performances in New York City and the metropolitan area, and has a considerable discography to her credit. Her solo playing has been called “clear and sweet in tone, refined in articulation” by Gramophone, and “exceptionally stylish” by The Edinburgh Scotsman. A native of Detroit, Ms. Wilson holds degrees from Oberlin College and The Juilliard School. She has been invited as guest lecturer and clinician at workshops and music schools throughout theUnited States and Europe, currently teaches at The Mannes College of Music in Manhattan and Princeton University and has served on the faculty at the Academies of Aston Magna. Ms. Wilson can be heard in Philadelphia with Philomel, as director of Princeton University’s Richardson Baroque Players and in collaboration with Westminster Choir College and Fuma Sacra in Princeton.