Nat Chaitkin enjoys a wide-ranging career as a cellist, teacher and advocate for concert music. He is equally obsessed with Brahms and James Brown, and developed his solo program, Bach and Boombox, to help bring new audiences to classical music with the help of pop songs. In 2012, Nat was awarded the City of Cincinnati’s Artist Ambassador Fellowship, giving him the opportunity to reach underserved audiences in public spaces, including community centers, libraries and offices. Born and raised in New York City, Nat attended Juilliard and the University of Michigan, and later became a member of the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra. He also taught at Georgetown University and became a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He now teaches at CCM’s Prep Division and plays regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony. He is a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and the executive director of 4-Way, Cincinnati’s community-based string quartet.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx