Esther Nahm, one year Assistant Principal Viola Violist Esther Nahm received her BM cum laude and a performance certificate from Boston University, and a MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her primary teachers were Lynne Ramsey, Steve Ansell and Bayla Keyes. She has coached chamber music with members of the Muir, Cavani, Brentano, Juilliard, Emerson, Artis and Tokyo String Quartets. She has participated in various summer festivals including Spoleto Music Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Banff Centre and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Away from the viola, Esther enjoys practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with her two cats, Daphnis and Chloe. She was previously a member of the Canton Symphony and principal of the Erie Philharmonic.