A native of Berkeley, California, violinist Nathan Olson is in his first year as Co-Concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his appointment with the DSO in 2011, Nathan held the position of Concertmaster with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and CityMusic Cleveland. Currently Concertmaster of the Breckenridge Music Festival, he has participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Bravo Vail Music Festival, and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. Nathan is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s prestigious Concertmaster Academy, where he studied with William Preucil and Paul Kantor. He has soloed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the Kashii String Quartet, he served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival and won the silver medal at the 2005 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. In recent seasons, Nathan has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestras of Toronto, Omaha, and Tucson, and as Principal Second Violin with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.