Cellist Jacob Nordlinger is an active performer and teacher currently based in New York City. He has a passion for chamber music collaborations and won first prize in the Ruth Widder String Quartet Competition at Manhattan School of Music. He also has been a past winner of the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Wagner College Young Artist Competition as well as the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. Jacob has performed throughout New York in venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Symphony Space, The National Arts Club as well as the United Nations. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2015, also at Manhattan School of Music, studying with David Geber where he received the Hugo Kortschak Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chamber Music upon graduation. In February 2017, Jacob joined the faculty of the VerArte String Academy in Arequipa, Peru and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music Arts degree under the tutelage of Sophie Shao at the University of Connecticut.