My Work Focuses on: 
Violin Performance & Historical Violin Performance
My Other Interests Include: 
17th and 18th century performance practice, great literature, cooking, advocating for individuals with autism.


More about Nancy Wilson

With a repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, Nancy Wilson's solo playing has been called "clear and sweet in tone, refined in articulation" by Gramophone, "exceptionally stylish" by The Edinburgh Scotsman and “expert” by the New York Times. With over 50 recordings to her credit, Ms. Wilson is known as a founding member of many of American's pioneering period instrument ensembles, performing as concertmaster and soloist with leading conductors in early music, including Nicholas McGegan and Christopher Hogwood. A devoted pedagogue, she has judged competitions, taught masterclasses internationally and guided many who've gone on to careers in music. She is also on the faculty at the Mannes School of Music (The New School University) where she is the director of the Mannes Baroque Chamber Players.


M.M. The Juilliard School (studies with Dorothy Delay)

B.A. Oberlin College Summa cum Laude (studies with David Cerone)


Over 50 recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, L’Oiseaux Lyre, Pleides and Centaur labels, including:

Teodorico Pedrini, Complete Violin Sonatas for violin and continuo, 2016, Palladino

J.S. Bach, Mass in b minor, The Bach Ensemble, Nonesuch Records (soloist in “Laudamus Te”)

J.S. Bach, The Six Brandenburg Concerti, Aston Magna, The Smithsonian Collection of Recordings (Soloist in Concerto No. 6)

J.S. Bach, Selected Cantatas, The Bach Ensemble

G.F. Handel, The Triumph of Time and Truth, Aston Magna, Centaur

G.F. Handel, Eight Sonatas for Diverse Instruments, The Smithsonian Chamber Players, The Smithsonian Collection of Recordings

W.A. Mozart, String Quartets K. 387 and 458, The Classical Quartet, Titanic

W.A. Mozart, Viola Quintet in g minor and Clarinet Quintet, The Classical Quartet, Harmonia Mundi

Classic Duets for Guitar and Violin, Musical Heritage Society

Seventeenth Century Italian Music for Cornet, Sackbut and Violin, Titanic

Performance Highlights

Major concert halls throughout the United States, Europe and China.  

Recognition & Awards

Recipient, New School Faculty Research Grant 2011-2012