Nicholas Mann, born in New York City, is a founding member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and he performs widely as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a past participant with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Aspen, Musicorda, Ravinia, and Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival. He has made recordings for Bis, Musical Heritage, Nonesuch, and Laurel Records. He is a board member of Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and the Naumburg Foundation. He was a faculty member at North Carolina School of the Arts (1997-2003), the University of Delaware (1989-1998), an artist in residence at Harvard (1992-2001), and the Hartt School of Music (1999-2002). He is co-chair of Manhattan School of Music’s string department, where he teaches violin and chamber music. Mann has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay.