CORTI Nicolas

Nicolas Corti studied in Ottavio Corti’s viola class at the Zurich Conservatoire, working his way up to a virtuoso diploma. After perfecting his skills with Emanuel Vardi in New York, in 1976 he became assistant violist at the Tonhalle and the Zurich Opera, then a member of the Collegium Musicum Zurich under Paul Sacher.

Nicolas Corti has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a variety of ensembles.

The Amati Quartet was formed in 1982. After winning the ‘Premier Grand Prix d’Evian’, the ensemble quickly achieved international renown with a series of highly acclaimed concerts and recordings.

Nicolas Corti has also been professor of viola and chamber music at Zurich University of the Arts since 1996.

From 2005 to 2021 he was solo violist at the Musikkollegium Winterthur.