Equal parts performer, educator, and arts advocate, oboist Nicholas Tisherman currently serves as Second and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Colorado Symphony. Additionally he has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, and San Antonio Symphony. A regular in festival orchestras, he has performed at the Verbier, Tanglewood, and Brevard music festivals as well as the New York String Orchestra Seminar. In summer 2016 he toured the Baltic countries and Scandinavia with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. At home in the Baroque world, Nick has been featured as soloist in Bach’s First Brandenburg Concerto, Oboe d’Amore Concerto, and Oboe and Violin Concerto with various ensembles in the Greater Boston area. He has performed as principal oboe with the Boulder Bach Festival and has presented the works of Telemann, Zelenka, Albinoni, and Handel in recitals in Denver, Los Angeles, and Boston.

Committed to keeping classical music accessible for all, Nick has performed with ensembles like Los Angeles’ Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Boston’s Phoenix Orchestra, as well as the house concert platform Groupmuse. He has worked to make music education a part of communities from Los Angeles to Tallinn, Estonia through programs of the Colorado Symphony, Colburn School, Boston Philharmonic, NPR’s From the Top, and YOA Orchestra of the Americas. He maintains a small private studio in Denver.

Born in New York to a family of clarinetists, Nick began oboe studies at age eight and graduated from Juilliard’s Pre-College Division under Richard Dallessio. He earned his Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory with John Ferrillo and pursued graduate studies at the Colburn School with Anne Marie Gabriele. When he’s not making reeds, Nick enjoys hiking Colorado’s beautiful Rockies, reading, and turning his kitchen into a mealtime Manhattan project.

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Concert Producers
Elizabeth Borsodi, Rhonda Liss, Joel Leonard, David Feltus,
Cynthia Wolloch, Gary Wolkstein, JoAnne Moran, Brooke Jaron,
Wylie Crawford, Adrienne Silverstein, Lee Berkowitz, David Saffer,
Joyce Rosenthal, Helene Crawford, Nanette Stenholm, Felice Yager