Multi-instrumentalist/composer Nathan Kolosko received his M.A. in classical guitar performance at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. Nathan has been a private music instructor for over twenty-five years. Nathan has been on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, Maine College of Art and the Portland Conservatory of Music. Nathan is a fun, engaging and dedicated teacher as well as a certified Suzuki guitar instructor. In 2008 Nathan founded the guitar program at the New England Suzuki Institute and played a critical role in writing the curriculum for the music minor at Maine College of Art.
Nathan has studied with luminaries from the guitar world including Ricardo Iznaola, the Castellani-Andriaccio Duo, Pierre Bensusan, Lorenzo Micheli and Oscar Ghiglia. Nathan has recorded four studio albums which have received critical praise ; "A high-octane agenda from a guitarist with the skill, imagination, and confidence to bring it alive." - Classical Guitar, London. Nathan has over twenty published compositions which have been performed and recorded by musicians throughout the world; from Japan and Taiwan, to Belgium, New Zealand and Australia. Nathan has received grants and awards from the Maine Arts Commission, the Allied Arts Foundation and D'Addario Strings.
Nathan has collaborated with numerous musicians including Carl Dimow and Dan Cosley, as well as visual artist Ling-Wen Tsai. In addition to guitar, Nathan also performs on Oud, Persian Tar and Kamanche/Tarhu with the Portland based Middle Eastern ensemble Zapion.