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Esther Nahm

Esther Nahm, viola, is a freelancer in the Cleveland area. She is currently a member of the Canton, Akron and CityMusic Orchestras, and is a substitute player with the Toledo, Grand Rapids, Rochester and Cincinnati Symphonies. Previously, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony and assistant principal of the Richmond Symphony. She has participated in music festivals including the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., National Repertory Orchestra, Castleton Music Festival, Banff Centre and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a performance certificate from Boston University as a student of Bayla Keyes, Steve Ansell and Ed Gazouleas and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Lynne Ramsey. 

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]



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