Pennsylvania-born Nina Cottman has been a violist with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra since 1987. She currently performs with other musical organizations in the area, including the Kennett Symphony of Chester County, Opera Delaware, the Festival of Shippensburg University, and Philly Pops. After her graduation from the New School of Music in Philadelphia, Nina joined the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra then moved on to the Oakland Symphony Orchestra in Oakland, California.
Nina has been with the Copeland String Quartet since it was formed in 2003. Nina is also on the faculty of the Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, teaching viola.
Nina loves to tell the story of why she decided to play the viola at the age of nine--her mother's name was Viola!
"I love being a violist. I'm really happy I chose music as my career. It has been a wonderful way to see the world and meet a variety of people that I can't imagine I would meet in any other profession."
. . . . Nina Cottman