A versatile performer and recording artist in New York City, Nora Krohn has performed on four continents in a diverse range of venues and styles. She is Principal violist of the Bridgeport Symphony, Assistant Principal violist of the Ridgefield Symphony, section violist of the Greenwich Symphony, and a frequent guest of other orchestras throughout the Northeast. In 2012 and 2014 she toured Japan as the Principal violist of the Balkan Chamber Orchestra. Her numerous recording credits include collaborations with Phil Dizack and Declan O'Rourke, and commercial projects for Budweiser,Tiffany and Co, and Kenzo/H&M, and in January 2018 she backed Coldplay frontman Chris Martin at Madison Square Garden in a CBS-broadcast Grammy tribute to Elton John. She can also be seen in several episodes of Amazon's web series "Mozart in the Jungle."
Founding member of pioneering viola duo Folie à Deux, Nora is also an avid chamber musician. The duo, hailed as “dynamic and very talented” by the American Composers Forum and “charismatic” by the Queens Tribune, has commissioned and premiered over a dozen new works since its inception in 2012 and has performed in a wide variety of venues, including NYC's Cornelia St. Café, Flushing Town Hall, Spectrum, and The Stone.
An emerging recitalist, she has performed on the Sunnyside Community Concert Series, the Midday Music Series at St. Paul's on the Green, the St. John's Noontime Concert Series in Williamstown, MA, the Turtle Bay Music School Artist Series, and the Project 142 Series at The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos. In October 2011 she was featured as a soloist in Paul Hindemith's Trauermusik with the Chelsea Symphony.
Nora graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Music and Spanish Literature and was the recipient of the Buxtehude and Muriel Hassenfeld Mann Premiums in Music. She received her MM in Viola Performance from SUNY Purchase College, where she studied with Ira Weller.