Performer, teacher and recording artist Dr. Bruce Nolan is a consistent recipient of critical praise for his achievements in the field of classical music - whether for his virtuoso solo performances in orchestral and chamber music ensembles or for his recordings of the orchestral and chamber music literature. Currently living outside the coastal town of Monterey, his continuing focus is the training of young musicians from all backgrounds, while continuing to perform and to record with elite chamber music and orchestral ensembles.
Dr. Nolan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was a student of Stanley Hasty. He attended Yale and Columbia Universities and earned his doctorate at the University of Southern California, where he was a student of David Shifrin and Mitchel Lurie. His other teachers include Robert Marcellus, Leon Russianoff, James Pyne, Keith Wilson and Henri Gibeau.
Dr. Nolan has traveled widely as a teacher and performer. He has conducted masterclasses at the University of Southern California and has recorded chamber music for Swiss, German and Yugoslavian Radio with members of the Moscow Conservatory and the Vienna Philharmonic. He has also taught the children of migrant farm workers in the heart of the Salinas and San Joaquin Valleys in California, developing successful music programs in these areas. His achievements as a performer are notable. However, he has always considered his greatest and most enduring success to be the success of his students, many of whom have gone on to pursue musical careers of their own.
Dr. Nolan is best reached at BruceJNolan@gmail.com.