Violist Nicholas Cords serves as one of Silkroad’s inaugural co-artistic directors. He is also a founding member of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider and a member of The Knights. Nick performs internationally as an acclaimed soloist and guest chamber musician. His recent solo recording, Recursions, features music ranging from Biber to his own compositions. A prize-winning violist in his student days at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute, he currently teaches viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory.