Multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Kolosko performs and composes music that is both original and eclectic. Music that embraces a wide breadth of repertoire and genres, while melding ancient traditions with contemporary approaches and sensibilities. His compositions have been performed and recorded by musicians around the globe and are currently published by Doberman-Yppan & Productions D'Oz.
Nathan's recordings have gained the attention of numerous critics. "A high-octane agenda from a guitarist with the skill, imagination, and confidence to bring it alive." - Classical Guitar, London. Collaboration is a source of inspiration for Nathan. His collaborators have included musicians Carl Dimow and Dan Cosley, visual/performance artist Ling-Wen Tsai, and the middle eastern ensemble Zapion.
Nathan has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including grants from the Allied Arts Foundation and D'Addario Strings and the Maine Arts Commission. Nathan is a dedicated teacher, devoted to helping his students achieve their own personal musical goals. Nathan has taught private and group lessons for over 25 years on topics ranging from Classical Guitar to the music of The Beatles. He has published several pedagogical works and composed numerous compositions specific to his students needs.
rewarded a grant I wrote earlier this year !!
Zapion will be recording The Fertile Crescent Project later this year, made possible by the Maine Arts Commission.
This recording project will represent the rich and varied musical cultures of the region. The recording will be performed on authentic ethnic instruments with particular attention given to the interpretive practices unique to each genre.
Zapion looks to not only entertain, but educate their audiences with regard to the artistic depth and nuance this music contains. The recording will be accompanied by extensive writing on the regional history and cultural background of the music. Information will also be provided on the structure and idiosyncrasies of these musical traditions.