Violinist and Violist, Nicole Wright, is pursuing her doctorate degree, in viola performance, at Rutgers University, the Mason Gross School of Music. She received her master’s degree, in viola performance, from Mannes College of Music, The New School of Music; and, her bachelor’s degree, in music education and performance, from Ithaca College of Music. Ms. Wright is currently the violist in the Symphony in C orchestra, Handel Festival Orchestra, and the Manhattan Symphony. With the previously mentioned ensembles and a few others, she was able to perform at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and various other venues around the tri-state area, Switzerland, France and Panama.
Ms. Wright also enjoys performing and learning many genres of music and because of that she has been able to perform at NYC fashion week; and, play back up for Deltron 3030, Madonna and N'Sync. When Ms. Wright played back up for Deltron 3030 she performed on the David Letterman show and when she played back up for Madonna and N'Sync she performed with the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music ensemble. With that ensemble she has also appeared as a violinist in the movies, Music of the Heart and Changing Lanes.
In 2009, Ms. Wright received the Outstanding Academic Achievement and Participation Award from the Academic Enrichment Services department at Ithaca College and the Most Talented Senior Award from the African Latino Society at Ithaca College.
Ms. Wright is also an active teacher in New York City. She is currently a violin teacher at Opus 118 Harlem School of the Arts program and a co-adjunct instructor at Rutgers University.