Nathaniel Cox

Cornettist and lutenist Nathaniel Cox began his music career as a trumpet player, earning Bachelor degrees in trumpet performance and Russian literature from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2008. After a brief period of baroque trumpet playing (winning the historical category at the National Trumpet Competition in 2007), Nathaniel was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study cornetto with Bruce Dickey at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, earning a Masters Degree in 2014. He started playing theorbo in 2011, and after six month had his first performance playing Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. In 2012 he founded, with soprano Agnes Coakley, the ensemble In Stile Moderno, a group dedicated to performing rarely-heard works from the 17th century. Since moving back to the United States in 2014 he has performed with some of North America’s leading early music ensembles, including Apollo’s Fire, The Toronto Consort, Ensemble Caprice, and the Dark Horse Consort. Now based in Boston, he is a regular member of several groups, including Rumbarroco, a latin-baroque fusion ensemble. When he isn’t performing, Nathaniel spends his time building lutes and theorbos in the workshop of his father, Douglas Cox, a professional violin maker in Brattleboro, Vermont..